Ann Tipton is a graduate of Furman University, where she doubled majored in Political Science and French. While at Furman, she wrote for the university’s newspaper and tutored undergraduate students in French. Because of her interest in French language and culture, she participated in a semester study abroad program in Versailles, France. While in France, she lived with a French family but was able to travel extensively across France and Europe. She has been able to leverage her language skills most recently during an undergraduate religion course in Turkey, where she served as interpreter for the group with the local French-speaking guide. International law is a field she would like to explore.
Ann Tipton first became interested in law while doing legal internships in the summers during her undergraduate years. She worked for a private firm in South Carolina focusing on Social Security Disability benefits and interned at South Carolina Legal Services. These experiences solidified her desire to help others through the legal system.
When searching for the perfect law school, Ann Tipton realized that Georgia Law was the clear choice. She learned that Georgia Law has a reputation as one of the best law schools in the country, which she believes will give her a competitive edge in the job market in the future. In addition to the outstanding value of a Georgia Law degree, she discovered the community at UGA Law to be so welcoming, and has enjoyed getting to know her new and interesting (and smart!) classmates. Ann Tipton was also drawn to UGA because of the variety of opportunities to study abroad, both in the summer and during the school year. She hopes to participate in either the Global Internship Program offered through the Dean Rusk Center or the spring semester program in Oxford, England.
Coming from a small university, Ann Tipton considers Athens an exciting change. She finds the atmosphere unbeatable with countless restaurants, concerts, and sporting events to attend. No matter what your interests are, Athens has so much to offer, which makes it a wonderful place to live and learn.