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Name: Meghan Terry
Residence: Rock Hill, SC
Occupation: Law Clerk

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As a Winthrop Close Scholar, Meghan Terry ’04, ’06, learned to value the world around her. After graduating from Winthrop, Terry attended Regent University School of Law where she took the opportunity to explore the world and the field of international law.

In summer 2007, she studied in Strasbourg, France, where she took courses in international law and human rights, and was a student of former U.S. Attorney General John AshcroftIn summer 2008, Terry studied in Israel, taking Qur’anic and Biblical Law, and Issues of International Law and the State of Israel. She also worked part time at the American Center for Law and Justice, where she researched and assisted in the writing of a case accepted and heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today, following her 2009 law school graduation and passing of the South Carolina bar exam, Terry is serving a one-year clerkship for Circuit Court Judge John C. Hayes III in York County. "It's an amazing job," said the Greenville, S.C., native. "I sit on the bench with Judge Hayes, help draft orders and learn from other attorneys that I meet." 

As she continues to explore her interests in family law and non-profit law, Terry also makes the effort to give of her time. She coached the Fort Mill Middle School mock trial team and serves as a chapter advisor for Alpha Delta Pi. Terry continues to stay connected to Winthrop and remains in contact with former professors. "My professors genuinely care about my career and my success. They stay in touch, and that means a great deal to me," Terry added. 

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