Mary Hershewe, a second-year law student at Washington University, comes from a proud lawyering family: Her father, Ed Hershewe, is a prominent trial attorney in Joplin. She is a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman, a member of this year’s selection committee.
What are some of your proudest career accomplishments?
This spring my co-chair, Zoe Gross, and I put on the public interest auction at Washington University. We raised around $60,000 for students who are doing unpaid summer public interest work. That was a really proud accomplishment and I was very happy to have an opportunity to help students fund their public interest work.
I am also very proud to be a member of the trial and advocacy program at Washington University — we always work hard in our preparation for competitions. My career is just starting out so hopefully my proudest accomplishments are yet to come.
What is the best advice you’ve ever given or received?
Practice makes perfect is a good one.