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Alumni Profiles

Name: David Walley


Graduation Year/Major: 2014/Political Science

Currently attending school: University of Mississippi

Job title or current school program: Law School (3L)

Why did you choose your Southern Miss major or graduate program?
I felt that both Southern Miss, and political science would prepare me for a career in the legal field. Southern Miss has always been close to my heart, so it was a perfect fit.

What did you enjoy most/find most useful about your classes in your major or graduate program?
The staff prepared and assisted me in learning to analyze and work through complicated issues. I feel like the tools I received from Southern Miss will help me for my entire career. The professors were always willing to talk and help me with virtually any problem I was attempting to work through.

What have you been doing since you graduated?
I have been in Law School at Ole Miss. But I have also worked for the Speaker of the House in the legislature in Jackson, as well as work for the District Attorney in Hattiesburg's Circuit Court.

How has your degree/what you learned at Southern Miss been helpful to you?
My background has allowed me to see all sorts of legal issues from all different perspectives. I feel like, because of Southern Miss, I am better equipped to handle and digest problems as they arise.

What advice would you give students who are either getting a degree or considering a degree in Economics, Paralegal/Legal Studies or Political Science?
Do it. The professors and curriculum will be helpful for the remainder of your career/life.