New Graduate Profile: Kevin Buryanek

Posted 2019-12-17 1:19pm

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Featured here is Kevin Buryanek, who graduated in May 2019 and passed the July 2019 Ohio bar examination. Kevin is interested in public defense, civil rights, public interest, and appellate work.

What motivated you to attend law school?

I have always been animated by a sense, even as an undergraduate, that my professional life should be dedicated to improving the lives of others. I viewed attending law school and being admitted to the practice of law as a perfect means to accomplishing this end.

Tell us about your legal experience.

During law school, I worked as a law clerk for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office's Civil Unit and the ACLU of Ohio. In both positions, I gained valuable knowledge about the civil litigation process and had an opportunity to perform substantive legal work drafting motions and briefs. I believe this hands-on experience has prepared me for the practice of law. 

What are the best qualities you'll bring to a potential employer?

I have strong research and writing skills, which I have honed through my previous work experience and my time as a member of the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Team and Global Business Law Review. Also, as my Moot Court experience indicates, I have a passion for advocacy and an ability to persuasively argue any issue. I look forward to carrying these skills into any position I am hired to.

What are your goals for your legal career?

I believe our unique skill set as legal practitioners should be used to effect the change in our community we desire to see. My strongest desire as a practicing attorney is to serve my community and improve the lives of those who have been less fortunate than I have. 

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