I chose Marquette because of its strong dispute resolution program. That training helped me to develop an ability to analyze not only legal issues, but also delve into the unspoken motivations that bring clients through the door. Managing conflict is a fundamental for lawyers. And it also works for landlords.
When I took a non-profit job in Troy, New York, I thought my career path would lead toward expanding and professionalizing the dispute resolution field. I did not expect to be knocking on doors to collect rent.
Legal training anticipates unexpected twists and turns, opening doors to new careers and opportunities. In addition to my day-to-day job, I also decided to become a landlord. Troy has beautiful Victorian brownstones and two universities with plenty of potential tenants. Purchasing rentals was obvious.