College Columns June 2021 - Page 19

Jamie Baum ( Third Circuit )
Jamie is our Third Circuit Award winner . She is a 2L at University of Pennsylvania law school . Originally from New York , Jamie worked at Cadwalader in the H . R . Department before attending law school . She then enrolled at Penn for law school where she took Professor Mooney ’ s bankruptcy class , which she really enjoyed . During her first-year summer she worked as a Bankruptcy Law Research Assistant for Professor Mooney , focusing on emerging issues related to the insolvency of international cryptocurrency exchanges . She also volunteered her time by working on a financial literacy project which involved mentoring students in the Philadelphia Public School system regarding financial matters , a program supported by the law school in conjunction with Penn ’ s Wharton school . In addition to her work on Crypto currency , Jamie wrote a memo for Prof . Mooney on free and clear sales . In addition to her studies , Jamie serves as co-President of the Jewish Law Students Association , as a Morris Fellow , a Legal Humanities Fellow , Executive Online Editor of the Journal of International Law and as a member of the Student Advisory Board for Equity and Inclusion . Jamie also volunteers her time at the Philadelphia public high schools through the Youth Education pro bono project . Before law school , Jamie was an NCAA championship fencer at Yeshiva University , where she graduated with a B . A . in Psychology . This summer she will be joining the law offices of Morgan Lewis LLP .
Savannah Lavender ( Peterson ) ( Fourth Circuit ) Savannah , our Fourth Circuit honoree , grew up in Florida where she attended undergraduate school at University of Central Florida in Orlando . During and immediately after college she worked for the Disney Corporation at the Magic Kingdom and later in their corporate offices . After college Savannah moved to Raleigh , NC and enrolled in Campbell Law School . Savannah signed up for to work in the bankruptcy clinic in her second year . It was from that time on that she fell in love with the field of bankruptcy law . She views bk as the perfect blend of litigation and transactional work . During her time in law school , she participated in the Campbell Law Innocence Project and the Peer Mentor Program . She also worked in the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic assisting debtors in filing chapter 7 and 13 petitions on a pro bono basis and has completed an independent study in Bankruptcy Law through the Clinic . In addition to participating in the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic , she took a fundamental bankruptcy law class as well as a Chapter 11 Reorganization Seminar . In her work , she met someone who worked for the Bankruptcy Administrator who offered her a summer job . In her circuit they have a bankruptcy administrator instead of a U . S . Trustee . The experience convinced her she wanted to practice in the field of bankruptcy law . Savannah is currently externing with Bankruptcy Judge David Warren . Her duties include attending hearings , drafting orders and reviewing motions . After graduation she would like to stay in Raleigh and is hoping to join a local firm . She has loved every moment spent in the Bankruptcy Court and