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Modern Languages and Literatures

Abby Brand

Class Year


Area(s) of Study

Economics and French


Janesville, Wisconsin


Study Abroad in Paris

Graduate Study

JD, University of Wisconsin Law School

Current Job

Attorney, Carney Thorpe Law Firm

How did you choose your area of study?

I chose to study French because I love Paris and wanted to participate in Lake Forest College’s study abroad program in Paris. Although I do not currently use French in my job, my French degree from Lake Forest College allowed me to spend a semester studying law in Paris while in law school. 

I believe any time spent abroad is incredibly important because it gives you a new frame of reference, which makes you more creative and gives you the ability to think outside of the box - skills valuable for any profession.