Sarah McKenna, a third-year law student, was recently awarded a scholarship by the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
The Yakima, Wash., native hopes to work in a small firm that focuses in the areas of family law and estate planning.
Family law has held her interest for several years, she says: “Family law combines my love of the law with my psychology background and strong interest in family interactions.”
McKenna double-majored in Psychology and Law and Justice at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. She says her love for the Pacific Northwest and Gonzaga’s reputation for preparing students to be skilled attorneys drew her to Gonzaga.
She says law school has taught her “that the law is pervasive in all aspects of life.”
About the AAML
The AAML was founded in 1962. Its mission is to “encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law to the end that the welfare of the family and society be preserved.”
AAML is an association of the nation’s top matrimonial lawyers, from all 50 states, who specialize in all issues relating to marriage, divorce, annulment, custody, child visitation, property valuation, property distribution, alimony and child support.