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3L Spotlight: Hillary Cook

Hillary Cook
Hillary Cook will be graduated from DePaul University College of Law in May.  She attended the University of Dayton for her undergraduate studies, and graduated in May 2013 with a dual degree in Communications and Political Science.  In her interview, Hillary shared her experiences at DePaul, her gratitude toward the Jaharis Health Law Institute, and her excitement about moving forward with her legal career.

Originally from Indiana, Hillary expressed an interest in the legal profession and becoming a lawyer at a very young age.  Throughout her undergraduate career she made strides to prepare herself for her legal education.  Similarly to her curiosity with the legal profession, Hillary has always had a passion for the legal side of healthcare, specifically the relationships between patients and their physicians.

Hillary believes that the Jaharis Health Law Institute, with the help of Professors Schostok and Epstein, has helped further her health law education in various ways.  While attending DePaul, Hillary took a wide variety of health law classes, and she believes that each of these benefited her in one way or another.  She stated that her favorite classes were Medical Malpractice, Fraud and Abuse with Professor Schostok, and Health Policy and the Law with Professor Epstein.

In closing, Hillary offered some advice to rising health law students, and law students in general.  Balance.  She emphasized the importance of finding a balance between school and other commitments, as well as, the importance of managing stress.  Law school is just a step toward where you want to be, but you still have to maintain outside relationships in order to better yourself as a lawyer and as a person overall.

Hillary will be starting at The Law Offices of Michael Barolic as an associate attorney.  She will primarily be handling cases involving disability law. From all of us here at E-Pulse, congratulations!​