About Tom Trettel
(Tom blogged for us from November 2011 – February 2012) My name is Tom Trettel. I am a regular division (full time), second year (2L) student at the Delaware campus. My plan at this point is to graduate in May 2013, then work as an associate for a few years before opening my own “small-town” practice in Delaware. Being a few years older than most students, I had two careers before law. I counseled teenagers at an in-patient psychiatric hospital and then moved on to running a small retail business. After enjoying that for many years, I decided that it was about time to get my doctorate, so here I am. For me, it was a great decision.
Since coming to Widener Law, I have had the chance to participate in more than just classes. I am a Student Bar Association Representative this year, as I was last year. I am also Competition Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Being a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office as well as being an active member of Phi Alpha Delta helps fill my days, too. One of the great things about Widener Law is that it offers these and other opportunities for students to expand their learning outside the classroom.
With this blog, I hope that I can tell you about the ups and downs of law school in a way that can improve your understanding of what it is really like. It is only my perspective, so take what you feel is helpful and leave the rest. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments, or if you would like me to blog about a specific topic. Follow my posts!