Member Spotlight

Grace Duggan

Law Clerk, McEntee Law Group // 3L, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Please provide a description of your practice.

I am a rising 3L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, but this summer, I am a Law Clerk at McEntee Law Group in Chicago. McEntee Law Group is an immigrant-founded and immigrant run immigration law firm. I am a proud member of their Sports and Music team, working primarily on extraordinary ability visas for musicians, producers, bands, and professional athletes from around the world.

Why are you a member of the WBAI?

My mentor, Fiona McEntee, brought me to my first WBAI event in January of this year for the Irish Little Christmas event. At the event I met so many brilliant, inspiring, and kind women and knew that I had to become a member. It is clear that the WBAI provides its members with the support and opportunities necessary to thrive as a woman in the legal field. I am excited to be a part of this group of women as I make the transition from law school into my full-time career.

What do you think is the best way to empower women in law?

The best way to empower women in law is to provide them with a community of similarly-situated women and an environment where they feel comfortable to speak openly and honestly about what it’s like being a woman in this field. I have been very lucky to work and study alongside incredible women thus far, and being able to talk through my problems, concerns, and goals with them has provided me with the confidence I need to pursue my desired path as a lawyer.

What are you most looking forward to in the following year, personally/professionally?

I am most looking forward to studying abroad for the first half of my 3L year. I will be participating in an exchange program with the Sciences Po law school in Paris for a full semester. As a French-speaker and an aspiring immigration lawyer, this was not an opportunity I could possibly pass up. I am beyond excited to experience law school in another country!

Tell us something interesting about you.

I have run 5 half-marathons!

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Grace Duggan is a 3L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and this summer she is a Law Clerk at McEntee Law Group, an immigrant-founded and immigrant run immigration law firm in Chicago. Grace works primarily on extraordinary ability visas for musicians and professional athletes from around the world. She is a member of the WBAI for the connections, support and opportunities provided to women in the legal field.