Joe Cooch '06

I am attorney in Washington, DC. I work at a law firm that focuses on representation of design professionals - architects, engineers, and others.

The program helped me to understand culture. In the business and legal community, it is absolutely critical to effective communication to understand how the background, culture, and experiences of others may impact their perception, understanding, and viewpoints. Geographies, people, communities of businesses and professionals all seem to have a distinct sub-culture, language, and customs. I try to keep this in mind for every job interview, educational experience, client interaction, and courtroom appearance.