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Kelly (Stengert) Smith graduated from Carthage in May 2007 with a B.A. in psychology and music. She received a full-tuition scholarship to Hamline University School of Law, and earned her J.D. in law in 2010. She is now a corporate attorney for Guardian Credit Union in West Allis, Wisconsin.
As a Carthage student, she was Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra and a member of Psi Chi Psychology Fraternity. Her favorite classes included philosophy and many of the biological and cognitive courses in psychology.
During law school, she worked as a clerk for a family law firm and as a student representative for Westlaw. She also interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud division.
“I believe my years at Carthage prepared me for the challenges of law school better than a larger university would have,” Ms. Smith said. “The personal and individual attention Carthage students receive in every single class is invaluable. Faculty members are highly qualified and accomplished, yet very focused on teaching. I don’t doubt that my full-tuition scholarship for law school had a lot to do with the writing and analytical skills I refined during college.”