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Why W&L Law: In the Room Where It Happens with Zoe Speas ’25L Zoe Speas ’25L hails from Cumberland, VA. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2012 before moving to New York City to embark on a career in the theater.

The moment that really struck me as being when I knew W&L was where I wanted to focus my attention for admission, was sitting in on Professor Baluarte’s immigration law class. So I visited in October of 2021, and took a really wonderful tour. At the end of that tour, I was able to sit in on a class and I just felt like–to quote Hamilton at you–I just felt like ‘this is the room where it happens.’ And I want to be in that room. I didn’t feel that anywhere else that I visited. And I really felt it here. And so I’ve just been so glad to be a member of the class now and feel that every day.