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Trent University Prepares Forensics Alumna for Law School Success

February 27, 2018

Emily Adams credits Trent's Forensic Science program as the source of her passion for law

Emily Adams in graduation gown

When it comes to success, Trent alumna Emily Adams raises the bar – an asset that will prove beneficial as she prepares to write the Bar Exam after the completion of law school.

“I chose Trent because of the uniqueness of the forensics program. Trent’s program is very interdisciplinary, more so than the programs I was exploring at other Ontario universities. While the program still entails many science courses, which I was very interested in, it also allows for courses in other disciplines, such as law,” Ms. Adams explains.

This interdisciplinary approach led Ms. Adams to discover her love of law, and the supportive environment on campus equipped her with the support she needed to pursue her dreams of becoming a lawyer.

“The community at Trent is really remarkable and made my Trent experience everything that it was,” she explained. “I met some amazing people in my cohort, through on-campus work and volunteer experiences, and the professors are truly amazing and make a sincere effort to get to know you and help you succeed. Their enthusiasm made me realize how passionate I was about law.”

Ms. Adams’ involvement on campus with groups such as the Forensic Science Society and the Best Buddies program not only helped her make lifelong friends; it also allowed her to diversify her law school application by solidifying a foundation of academic and extracurricular success.

“Trent offers many different ways to get involved in the community, something that law schools look at on applications,” said Ms. Adams. “Trent also has unique opportunities to showcase undergraduate research. My undergraduate thesis looked at jury comprehension and decision making in relation to expert evidence, and through this thesis I was able to participate in the Three Minute Paper competition, give a guest lecture in another forensics course, and present the research at the International Association of Forensic Sciences conference in Toronto.”