Graduating Student Spotlight: Megan Kern

Megan Kern

With commencement just around the corner on Saturday, May 14, CWRU School of Law is featuring a few of our outstanding graduating students.

What is your favorite memory of CWRU School of Law?

My favorite memory is when I started an improv acting group where I facilitated improv exercises and scenes with my fellow classmates as a means to stretch our creative thinking muscles, de-stress, and have a bit of fun. (Sadly, it never returned post-COVID shutdown).

Why did you choose CWRU School of Law?

I chose CWRU School of Law because of the geographical breadth of its alumni network, the "easy approach" atmosphere between students and faculty/staff, and the great scholarship opportunities. 

What advice would you give to incoming first-year law students?

Have fun, make friends, and build your network; but when it comes to your education and career, keep your head down and focus on what makes you happy, what study methods work for you, and only worry about your own measure of success. Try not to get caught up in how others are progressing or performing (you don't have time for it anyway!)

Favorite course?

I couldn't possibly pick a single favorite course, but here are the top five (in no particular order): Law of the Music Industry, Negotiations in Sports Management, Trademark Law, Mass Media Law and Policy, and Copyright Law. 

What are your post-graduation plans?

I plan to study for, take, and pass the bar and then I plan to begin my career as an attorney in sports & entertainment law (ideally focused on soft IP and transactional matters).

Organizations & Achievements

Throughout my law school career, I received three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the highest grade in Trademark Law, Representing the Professional Athlete, and Mass Media Law & Policy. I have also been recognized on the Dean's List and serve as the marketing director on the Disability Law Society's Executive Board.