Anna Johns Hrom
DegreeJD ’16; PhD in History ’18
Bass Connections gave me an opportunity to put the tools gained from both the law and history curricula to use in a problem-oriented setting.
The best thing about my Bass Connections project was that, much like in the real world, the “problem” we sought to address had never been answered—it was not an assignment generated to test a skill set, but rather a totally open-ended question. This allowed an opportunity to draw on the research skills from both disciplines and to practice switching between law and history “hats,” so to speak, as the evolving situation required.
The experience emphasized the value of each of my degrees independently and together in a dynamic, problem-solving environment.
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