Cheryl Kahn ‘02
After my 2002 graduation from CMC with a major in Philosophy & Public Affairs, I attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Among my law school activities, I was very active in moot court and in 2004 was a national champion in a trademark moot court competition. The year following law school I served as a law clerk to federal district court Judge D. Lowell Jensen, in the Northern District of California, before joining the commercial litigation group of a large, international law firm (Reed Smith LLP). I was with the law firm for four years, working on a range of product liability and commercial litigation matters, as well as advising clients on a variety of California and federal regulatory compliance issues. Although it was interesting and satisfying work, I am currently taking a break from practicing law to pursue another interest of mine - fiction writing. I currently reside in the San Francisco bay area with my husband, a 2001 CMC graduate and practicing attorney.
My philosophy major at CMC has served me very well - both in my legal career and in pursuing my writing. I learned how to think strategically and logically about problems, read critically, articulate my ideas clearly, develop my own writing style and viewpoints, and be more aware of nuanced issues in situations and challenges that present themselves both in work and everyday life.