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Delesiya Davis

Bachelor of Arts, minor in Judaic Studies, 2019

Describe your job/graduate school responsibilities:

Currently, I am a 1L attending Howard University School of Law. My responsibilities currently include learning about various topics of the law through reading materials and learning to write legal documents.

What is the most rewarding part of your work or studies?

The most rewarding part about being in law school is the amount of information I am learning about the law. Law school allows me to get a better understanding of why the law is the way it is and corrects misconceptions that I had. Before [I started] law school, I’d come to realize that I’d missed learning about new concepts in the manner that I had during undergrad. By being in law school, I have been able to get back to learning and thoroughly enjoy it.

Tell us about studying at the Frankel Center:

I absolutely loved the Judaic Studies classes that I took, especially the ones taken with Professor Wollenberg. She is the reason that I majored in Judaic Studies. The classes that she taught and the way that she taught them made the subject interesting to me and made me want to learn more. The classes opened my eyes to a new way of looking at Judaism and taught me a lot about the topic.

How did your education prepare you for your current role?

My education at the University of Michigan, and specifically in the Frankel Center, taught me to be open-minded and to make appropriate inferences when necessary. Those are the same skills that I use every day in law school. I’m always looking into what alternative meaning could apply and making the appropriate inferences to reach the answers that my professors are looking for.

What advice would you give to students who are considering studying Judaic Studies?

Take a class or two in the Judaic Studies department and then make your decision. Personally, I enjoyed my time studying Judaic Studies. I was able to learn a lot about myself and Judaism by doing so.