Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Quinn was born and raised in Memphis, TN and graduated from Memphis Central High School. His family still lives in Memphis.
After high school, he spent six years in the United States Coast Guard as a sonar technician. He received a Good Conduct ribbon and an Honorable Discharge. After being discharged from the Coast Guard, Andrew attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in International Affairs. He studied Russian language for two years while attending Georgia Tech, and also studied Spanish for three years in high school. Andrew likes to practice Russian and Spanish skills with native speakers. He considers himself a beginner in both languages.
Andrew earned his Juris Doctor Degree at Empire College School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Andrew competed in the 2009 and 2010 for the Roger Traynor Moot Court competitions. In 2009, his team won third place for oral argument. In 2010, they won second place for brief writing. They were awarded a trophy, which is in Empire's trophy case at the school. It was a high honor for him to be a member of the team.
As a law student, Andrew worked as a law clerk at the Office of the District Attorney in Sonoma County. The job included legal research and writing, as well as making appearances both at the trial court and appellate court level. It was high energy for him and a lot of fun.
He decided to study law and become an attorney because it is a profession with new challenges every day. Andrew likes the fact that he can practice as long as he is able to use his mental faculties. It is easy on the body and that is important to him as he get older. He cannot envision himself ever retiring. He has known too many people who died soon after retirement. He does not want to end up like that.
Andrew chose McGeorge because of the LL.M. degree in Transnational Business Practice. It is the only law school in the United States with this type of LL.M. program. He is really impressed with the level of experience and expertise of the professors at McGeorge. Classes are fun because he learns neat things all the time.
He has enjoyed meeting the students at McGeorge because they come from a variety of interesting backgrounds. He hopes to remain in touch with his classmates and establish professional relationships with them as well.
After graduation Andrew hopes to work in corporate and intellectual property law. He notes that there are so many great things going on in the business world, including international transactions and new technology, and he wants to be a part of helping businesses to be successful in their ventures.