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Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors are outstanding representatives of our community. Please contact them with your questions about Delaware Law.

 

Kendrick McLeod

kkmcleod@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Full-Time Regular Division

Hometown

Silver Spring, MD
Morgan State University
Political science major with a minor in fine art

Kendrick is an active member in several organizations on Delaware Law's campus, including the Black Law Student's Association (BLSA) <UPDATE LINK> and the Student Bar Association (SBA). He is also co-founder and vice-president of Youth Court League (YCL), a new organization that introduces and conducts restorative justice programs at local schools.

What does Kendrick like most about Delaware Law?

“The faculty and staff are truly here to see that you thrive. They are willing to help you at every turn. The Delaware Law environment fosters learning, growth, and opportunity to succeed.”

 

Samantha Cohen

slcohen@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Full-Time Regular Division

Hometown

Baltimore, MD
Penn State

Journalism major with a minor in political science

Samantha interned with Congressman John P. Sarbanes and has a journalism background, having worked for Baltimore Magazine and Kiplinger’s in Washington, D.C.  

What does Samantha like most about Delaware Law?

“The friendly and welcoming students.”

 

Megan McGovern

mamcgovern@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Full-Time Regular Division

Hometown

Hockessin, DE
University of Delaware
English/sociology major

Megan has been active with several organizations during her academic career at Delaware Law. Selected for the prestigious Wolcott Fellowship, she served as law clerk to Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen L. Valihura. She also interned with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office. She is a past president of PILA <UPDATE LINK> and secretary of the Student Bar Association. Currently, Megan volunteers with the Youth Courts, a diversionary program designed to break the school-to-prison pipeline, and she is the internal managing editor of the Widener Law Review. <UPDATE LINK>

What does Megan like most about Delaware Law?

“The community. The teachers truly want to see the students succeed and are always willing to spend extra time helping them do well in a difficult class. Faculty come to many school events. They really take the time to get to know their students and to help them make connections that will help further their careers. ...There's a lot of camaraderie between the students too. Because we're a smaller school it's easy to get to know everyone. We're supportive of each other. And, Delaware Law  has so much to offer—the connections are incredible. The Wolcott Fellowship has been such an amazing learning experience and it has really put my skills to use. The clinics also give students the opportunity for hands-on work, and we've got a variety of student interest groups that provide avenues to discover different areas of law.”

 

Michael Van Gorder

mdvangorder@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Full-Time Regular Division

Hometown

Newark, DE
Wilmington University graduate
Bachelor’s degree in business management, master’s in finance

Mike is the Wolcott Fellow to the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely of the Supreme Court of Delaware and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law editor-in-chief. During his first two years at Delaware Law,  Mike was a law clerk to Herbert W. Mondros, Esquire. While working for Mr. Mondros, Mike worked on cases in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Superior Court of Delaware, Supreme Court of Delaware, United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and gained valuable experience in a wide variety of legal areas, including corporate law, insurance defense, and criminal appeals.

Before attending Delaware Law, Mike worked for J.P. Morgan's Private Bank as a senior client service associate, gaining experience in banking and securities as he worked with high net worth clients. He also earned his Series 6, 63, 65, and 7 securities license.

What does Mike like most about Delaware Law?

“As a Delaware native, I was naturally drawn to Delaware Law.  Being right down the street from the corporate capital of the world provided me with the unique opportunity to learn from leaders in corporate law, including nationally recognized professors, world-renowned justices and judges, and prominent local practitioners. My work for the Supreme Court of Delaware and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law has also exposed me to current events and issues—not only in corporate law but in all areas of law relevant to Delaware. Simply put, it has been a privilege to start my legal career at Delaware Law. I am honored to be a member of this community.”

 

Danielle Stowell

dstowell@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Full-Time Regular Division

Hometown

Pine Hill, NJ
Rowan University, bachelor’s degree, Camden County College, associate’s
Political Science major

Danielle participates in several student organizations at Delaware Law. She is the treasurer of the Women’s Law Caucus, <UPDATE LINK> whose mission is to promote the advancement and equality of women and to raise awareness of gender-related societal and legal issues, and she is the secretary of the Public Interest Law Alliance, whose purpose is to promote public interest law initiatives and to inform the student body about public interest job opportunities. Danielle is also a member of OUTlaw, <UPDATE LINK> the LGBT-Straight Alliance, whose mission is to represent the interests of LGBT students at Delaware Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, <UPDATE LINK> which teaches negotiation, client counseling, mediation, and arbitration techniques. She also volunteers at the New Castle County, Delaware Courthouse, helping Delaware Volunteer Legal Services determine which pro se petitioners are eligible for pro bono counsel at protection from abuse order trials.

What does Danielle like most about Delaware Law?

“I like it that faculty and staff are so willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you succeed. They give up their precious personal time each day to help us and they stay as long as needed!”

 

Patrice Turenne

pturenne@mail.widener.edu
Fourth Year, Part-Time Extended Division

Hometown

Norristown, PA
University of Pittsburgh graduate
Economics major

Patrice is a member of Phi Alpha Delta <UPDATE LINK> and works full-time as a client service manager for an insurance consulting company. She is a former volunteer at animal shelters and has served as a mentor to underprivileged youth.

What does Patrice like most about Delaware Law?

“There is so much to love about Delaware Law! First, I have to say that the faculty and staff are amazing. Everyone is so helpful. All of the professors are approachable, both in and out of the classroom. Law school is tough so it is great that Delaware has professors that are willing to help students—not only with the substance of the classes they teach, but by helping students develop as legal professionals.”

 

Lindsay Bennett

lnbennett@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Part-Time Extended Division

Hometown

Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh
History major

Lindsay was a resident assistant and tour guide at the University of Pittsburgh and interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. She also worked at the Municipal Court with Judge Bradley K. Moss. Her particular interests are criminal prosecution, immigration, and international law.

What does Lindsay like most about Delaware Law?

As a relatively young law school, Lindsay was impressed with Delaware Law’s stellar reputation and solid placement percentage.

Become a Student Ambassador

If you are a current Delaware Law student interested in participating in this program, please visit student ambassador registration.