Alumni (Scholar)

Sophie Staples

John Paul Jones Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2009
Hometown: New York, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
J.D. Columbia Law School (2012)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services

Honor Committee, Vice Chair for Trials, College of Arts & Sciences representative, Counsel, Pre-Trial coordinator, Community Relations Committee assistant coordinator, Procedures Ad Hoc Committee, Single Sanction Ad Hoc Committee · Miller Center of Public Affairs, Presidential Recordings Program · Inter-Sorority Council, Alumnae and Faculty Relations chair · Jefferson Literary and Debating Society · Pi Beta Phi, communications vice president · Alternative Spring Break, Belize · Raven Society · Order of Omega Greek Honor Society · Dean’s List

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