“The TAP program really made it possible for me to attend law school. It gave me an opportunity to gain admission into Widener Law,” says Delaware student Brittany Giusini, who will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
for the upcoming Volume 39.
The Trial Admissions Program
, or TAP, is a summer program that allows students who may not meet either the LSAT scores or undergraduate grade point average admissions standards to prove their ability to succeed in law school. While the TAP program provided Brittany admission, she was not content to stop there, and she has since reached the top of her class.
A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, Brittany majored in Political Science. Her father Vincent, who is an attorney in the city of Philadelphia and a 1986 Widener Law graduate, led to her early interest in the law, but a Constitutional Law class at Temple taught by a professor who mentored her provided the final push she needed to apply.
In addition to serving as the Editor in Chief of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law for 2013-14, Brittany had her work, Pure Resources
“Fair Summary” Standard: Disclosures Away from Obtaining Clarity in the M&A Context published in Volume 38: Issue 2. She will also serve as a Wolcott Fellow
for the Honorable Randy J. Holland
of the Delaware Supreme Court during the upcoming academic year.
She has also been involved with the International Law Society
and wrote an article on Russian adoption issues published in the Jurist
Brittany is interested in practicing corporate law or in doing governmental work when she graduates. Her interest in law and government dovetails well with her background in political science, but that curiosity has also been driven by her work as a research assistant for Professor Erin Daly
In discussing the reasons for her success, Brittany praises Widener Law’s faculty, saying, “I’d like to thank all of the Professors who reached out to me. Widener has amazing professors.”
She encourages aspiring law students, “Just keep working hard and commit yourself to being better everyday. Do not get discouraged when there is a roadblock, but take the skills that you have and try to make the best of it. If you keep moving forward, you can achieve anything.”