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Alumni Testimonial

Alumnus Cecile Wortman

Cecile Wortman: Attorney

In my time at Queens College, I completed a double major in English and Philosophy and a minor in Art History. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. As an English major, I worked on honing my writing and critical thinking skills which have been immensely useful in my life after college. I continued my education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law. I am now working as a Staff Attorney within the Securities Fraud practice at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann.

Studying English has allowed me to appreciate that people can bring differing perspectives and interpretations to the same text. This has been essential to both the study of law and my work as an attorney. Throughout my course of study, I was able to analyze alternate meanings of given works of literature and understand the ramifications of being imprecise with language. In my daily life, this analysis is crucial for crafting an argument and anticipating a rebuttal. Furthermore, my senior seminar was a great addition to my education as an English major because it allowed me to develop my public speaking abilities. The seminar was a great opportunity to engage in an open exchange of ideas which I have had to do in law school and my career. Studying English at Queens College has enriched my life. I owe a debt of gratitude to all my wonderful professors who equipped me with the tools needed to pursue my career.

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