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August 18, 2011Duke Law News

Aug. 18, 2011: An Introduction

Hi there!

Over the course of the year, I'm going to be writing periodically about
my experience in the LLMLE program. It seems logical that I'd start by
telling you a little bit about myself first, so you know the
perspective from which I'm writing.

My name is Andy Roth, and I'm from Houston, Texas. I graduated from
Tufts University in 2001 with a B.A. in Drama. I then spent several
years in New York City acting professionally. (Yes, this means I waited
on a lot of tables. I even managed a restaurant for a time.) I came to
law school at Duke in the fall of 2008, and I loved my experience. But
I felt that something was missing--what I wanted to do was help people,
and while law school gave me the tools to do that, I wanted...different
tools, I guess. The idea of advising people and helping them start a
business was really attractive to me, and so I think that interest
dovetails nicely with the goals of the LLMLE program.

That's it for now, I suppose. I'm excited about this year and this
program, but I'm not really sure what to expect. I do expect, however,
that I'll be stopping by here to share my thoughts every two weeks or
so. In the interim, if you have any specific questions for me
personally, feel free to drop me a line at

Thanks for reading!