As a graduate of GGU’s Summer Honors Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP), Clodagh Martin spent her first law school summer studying the rules of evidence, then applying them in intensive trial-skills simulations. By the start of Fall semester, Clodagh had prepared and executed two full mock trials. This momentum continued the following semesters as Clodagh competed in a moot court competition and represented GGU as a member of its National Trial Team, competing against law schools from across the United States at competitions in Sacramento, and Washington D.C.
Clodagh’s work at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office gave Clodagh opportunities to apply and strengthen her advocacy skills by working alongside experienced defense attorneys to represent clients facing felony charges. At GGU’s Pro Bono Tax Clinic, Clodagh also gained experience in the civil field as she continued to develop her advocacy skills. Clodagh’s ultimate goal is to work as a defense attorney and to fiercely advocate for every client. She loves everything about trying cases in the courtroom and is dedicated to fine tuning her advocacy skills as she continues to practice.