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Ryan O'Sullivan - Georgetown

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About Ryan O’Sullivan (Georgetown)

Ryan O’Sullivan is a Juris Doctor candidate at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. He is a staff member on the Northwestern University Law Review. Ryan has received academic honors, including the Kirkland & Ellis Scholar Award for the best section grade in a 1L course. Ryan was also one of just a few pupils to receive the Arlyn Miner Book Award for his persuasive writing abilities. Ryan works as a teaching assistant for an appellate attorney who teaches Communications and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern. Ryan is also involved in several student-led groups that have an impact on his community and the world at large. These clubs encourage open discussions about various societal issues. Ryan is a member of his local chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) at Northwestern University and regularly engages in their events and activities.

Ryan O’Sullivan has worked hard to achieve his objectives. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Global Business from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., while minoring in Mandarin Chinese.

Ryan studied at the Minzu University of China in Beijing to improve his Mandarin abilities and thoroughly immerse himself in Chinese culture. Ryan received first place in a picture contest for his Global Classroom contribution, in addition to acquiring a global outlook of the world and learning adaptation and problem-solving skills.

Ryan became involved in a variety of campus organizations. Ryan O’Sullivan worked as a consumer and retail sector analyst for Georgetown Collegiate Investors (GCI). Ryan was also involved with the Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN). Ryan organized the conservation curriculum, helped with fundraising, and spent his winter break as part of the international team in Mbour, Senegal.

As a summer records assistant for Sidley Austin, LLC in Chicago, Ryan gained insight into how a law practice functions. During the summer of 2018, Ryan worked as a wealth management intern for the financial consulting firm Seventy2 Capital in Bethesda, MD. In this role, Ryan made recommendations to the firm’s investment committee based on analyzing investor reports and SEC filings. He also sourced new business opportunities for the firm.

Whenever possible, Ryan volunteers for Legal Aid Chicago conducting client intake interviews. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and watching true crime documentaries in his spare time.

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