When United States Air Force Major Ja Rai Williams (JD ’05) was three years old, she announced to her household that she wanted to be a lawyer. She held onto that goal when she entered law school at Loyola, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow and earned a certificate in trial advocacy.
Williams had always pictured herself in a corporate law setting. Then, during a National Black Law Students Association competition at which military lawyers served as volunteer judges, she met an Air Force judge advocate who told Williams, “You’re just the kind of person the Judge Advocate General’s Corps is looking for.” When Williams graduated from law school and passed the bar, she went straight into the Air Force JAG Corps—and never looked back.
To read more, check out the Career Paths feature in the Fall 2013 Loyola Law issue.