Business and Transactional Center Fellow

Photograph: Rachel Schwein. Rachel Schwein, J.D. Candidate '21, studied mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. She worked for nearly 7 years as a design engineer and obtained a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering before attending law school.

At Washburn Law, Schwein serves as a staff writer for the Washburn Law Journal and a co-director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. This past summer, Schwein was chosen to act as the research assistant for Professor Aïda Alaka to aid in finalizing a textbook and teacher's manual focused on employment law simulations.

Schwein plans to combine her technical background and her legal education by working in the field of patent law.

The BTLC Fellow assists the Center in a variety of capacities, including:

  • Working to increase the Center's outreach to both current and prospective law students.
  • Conducting business-related research and analysis on behalf of the Center.
  • Serving as the Center's liaison with alumni and practitioners who visit the law school to give presentations related to business and transactional law.
  • Preparing marketing and informational materials regarding various Center-sponsored events and activities.
Previous Fellows
  • Kayla Stavinoha (2018-2019)
  • Kacey Scott (2017-2018)
  • Matthew Wiebe (2016-2017)
  • Valerie Desroches (2015-2016)