Harry Abraham, Class of 2011
Legal interests: Sports, entertainment and international business law
Bachelor’s degree:BA in Business Management Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
Hometown: Encino, Calif.
Dream job: Professional soccer player; international sports agent
Quote: The positive and friendly atmosphere at USD balances out the competitive environment.
1) What made you decide to come to USD School of Law?
USD is the best law school in the area and it has a beautiful campus. It was an easy decision. San Diego is a beautiful, active, coastal city with great weather. I figured the environment would help balance out all the time in the library. I could see myself staying here, and if not, home is only a couple hours away.
2) During your first week here, what was one of the first things that impressed you?
Being a 1L can be overwhelming at first, but I was really impressed with how many upper-class students wanted to help ease my law school transition. They always lent out a helping hand and my professors all gave good advice, so I felt comfortable from the start.
3) What activities have you been involved in at USD School of Law?
I serve as the community outreach chair for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the diversity committee liaison for La Raza, and the business school liaison for the Business Law Society. I also participated in various intramural sports including: soccer, softball, and the Grad/Law Olympics.
4) How hard is law school? Is it more or less work than you thought?
Law School can be tough because it moves fast. It is amazing how much material you can cover in one semester, so the trick is to not get behind. I was surprised at how time-consuming the work can be.
5) What is the best thing that has happened to you here at law school?
I have quickly developed a professional network in San Diego, and it continues to grow with every event I attend at USD.
6) What is some of your previous professional experience? How did that experience help you decide to go to law school?
After working in a few industries, I understood that law affects everything. Specifically, when I co-founded a music production company in Los Angeles, I realized how important legal protection is for artistic works. This first sparked the idea of law school in my head. Then, after seeing the business side of a law firm from my perspective as a legal assistant, I decided to take the leap.
7) What advice would you give to a prospective student? What things might you have done differently?
Law School is a big step, so make sure it is the right step for you. Choose the school with the environment that suits you best and make sure it is in a location that you can see yourself in because most of your networking will be local.