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Davis Adams

Class of 2019

Hometown: Davis, CA
Undergraduate: University of Reno at Nevada
Major: Business Management

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Davis Adams is part of a long line of lawyers - his dad, grandfather and great grandfather all worked in the profession. However, when he was younger, Adams had his sights set on a career in acting. He stared in high school theatre productions and savored the spotlight. "I've always been fairly good at talking to large crowds of people so my penchant for public speaking was part of the reason why I decided to pursue law school."

Adams attended the University of Reno at Nevada where he earned an undergraduate degree in business management with a minor in communications. Upon graduating, he returned home to figure out if a career in law was right for him. He conducted informational interviews with his father's former law school classmates and coworkers to learn about their law careers.  

With his business degree, Adams garnered an accounting position at a boutique bankruptcy law firm in Sacramento. His supervisors knew that Adams was considering a law career and gave him some legal responsibilities like filing for cases so that he could get a taste of the profession. The lawyers that Adams worked with were passionate about their profession and inspired him to pursue a career in law. 

"The best advice I'd give to people who are struggling to decide whether or not they want to pursue a career in law is to make sure it's truly what they want to do. It's a huge financial and time commitment." He also reflected that law school is academically rigorous but rewarding. "You have to learn to manage your stress levels. I just finished my first round of finals. I'm done with my first semester and so far, I'm loving it. I couldn't ask for anything more."  

Adams relocated from Davis to the midtown neighborhood of Sacramento to attend McGeorge. "I love midtown. It's interesting. There are some cool little coffee shops and little hole in the wall restaurants with some five-star quality food."  

Adams also adores the McGeorge campus. "I love the size the campus and it is a beautiful scene this time of year with the leaves changing. McGeorge has a huge law library that is state of the art."  

Adams was attracted to McGeorge because of its proximity to state government, its network of alumni and its stellar local reputation. Like his chosen profession, McGeorge is also in his blood. "My father also attended McGeorge for law school."

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