Law Students of the Year: Lynne Nash, Texas A&M University

Perhaps Lynne Nash has been cloned. In addition to being a law school student, she’s a wife, the mother of four children and a business owner.

Even in the face of such a demanding schedule, she also has competed in advocacy competitions for the law school. Her list of accomplishments does not stop there. She has also volunteered nearly 400 hours of pro bono legal services to multiple agencies in her tenure as a law student.

Her tenacity and dedication is evident in all that she does as a wife, mother, entrepreneur and law student. Prior to enrolling in law school, Nash built a successful marketing consulting firm where she aids clients, both individual and corporate, with marketing, planning and branding services. In addition to her role as CEO and law student, she dedicates time with her family helping her children with school projects, homework, and attending their extracurricular activities. Now as a law student, Nash is beginning her second career. 

In her capacity as a non-traditional student, she brings a different perspective to classroom discussions. She is a very active student with a very competitive spirit. As an attestation to her competitive nature, Lynne received the 2016 TAMU Law Board of Advocates Preeminent Advocate Award.

 She is a Jim Gibson “Rising Star” Award Recipient as well as the 2016 National Champion for the ABA Representation in Mediation. This does not come as a surprise considering she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution.

In addition to competing in advocacy competitions, Nash embodies the core value of selfless service. She has a strong desire for public interest work. She has successfully completed eight internships and nearly 400 hour of pro bono legal service; the institutional requirement is a mere 30 hours. Specifically, Nash served over 100 hours with Catholic Charities – Fort Worth, aiding attorneys with clinic intakes and interviews, prepping naturalization forms and assisted clients with immigration applications.

Afterwards, she served as an intern for Judge Bonnie Goldstein of the 44th Civil District Court in Dallas County where she assists with civil dockets, trial preparation, jury selection, file reviews, summary judgment and other case research. 

As the school notes, Nash has an unrelenting passion for helping others. Mother. Wife. Entrepreneur. Law student. Each requires dedication, time, attention, and detail to be successful. To balance all four with exceptional skill and poise is virtually non-existent. Nash exemplifies success in the face of adversity.

Nash is one of 25 future lawyers honored in the National Jurist’s 2017 “Law Student of the Year” feature. Find more honorees here

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