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Catherine "Cat" Young is from Casper, Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate education where she earned dual degrees in International Studies and French in 2012.
With an aptitude for research and writing, Cat was drawn to law school with the prospect of developing those skills further and utilizing them to help people.
An extremely accomplished student, Cat has participated in in the ABA Negotiations Competition, serves as a Law Student Ambassador, was the fundraising chair for the Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice student group, is a student member of the Ewing T. Kerr Inns of Court chapter, and was selected as a finalist for the Clarence A. Brimmer Scholarship.
Additionally, she served as a staff member for the Wyoming Law Review as a 2L and currently sits on the Editorial Board as a Student Editor.
Her ability to edit was a strong factor in her decision to become the student director of the Defender Aid Clinic. Not only do the student directors have their own caseload in the clinic, they have additional responsibilities overseeing the other cases that students in the clinic are working on as well.
In addition to working with other students in the clinic, Cat has an interested in constitutional issues that arise in criminal defense work and is excited to be using her knowledge to help others.