Keenen Twymon '15
Undergraduate School, Major(s): University of Missouri – Columbia (Mizzou)
Hometown: Calumet City, IL
Law School Highlights:
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Future Advocates in Training (FIAT)
Q: Why did you choose Washington University?
A: I felt like Wash U was a university at which I could be very successful. The law school student body isn’t too large, so I knew I wouldn’t be overwhelmed in that sense. I was also aware of the prestige associated with the law school and was honored to be accepted to such an illustrious university.
Q: Which Law School experience has had the most meaning for you so far?
A: Meeting new people has been great. In the short time I’ve been a student at Wash U, I’ve already met several people with whom I know I will be lifelong friends. I have also enjoyed learning so many new concepts. Law school is not easy, but I have enjoyed being challenged in new and exciting ways that I’ve never before encountered.
Q: What is it like living in St. Louis?
A: It’s very different from Chicago, but the more I explore the city, the more I like it. The Delmar Loop is my favorite area so far. I enjoy exploring all the restaurants and small shops the area has to offer. The atmosphere is fun and inviting, and it’s something everyone should experience.
Q. What are your impressions of the law school community, your fellow law students, and the faculty?
A: The law school community as a whole is very welcoming. My fellow classmates seem to be very friendly and interested in furthering their legal education. No one seems to be the stereotypical, overly-competitive law student. We all know that we’re in this together and are helpful to one another whenever we can be. The faculty is also very helpful. They are always open to meeting with students if we need any assistance or advice, and I can tell they are fully invested in student learning.