Virginia (Ginger) Arnold’s AJMLS Story carries an underlying theme: service. As a non-traditional student, Ginger earned her J.D. in the part-time day program while also serving as an elected class representative, Student Ambassador, Peer Mentor, Law Journal Editor, research assistant, member of the nationally ranked Client Counseling team, and full-time mom. Since graduating from the law school in 2011, Ginger has opened the Law Office of Virginia C. Arnold, been co-leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, served as a member of the Board of Directors for Girl Talk, Inc., a non-profit peer mentoring program for middle school girls that helps them deal with bullying and other important issues they face, and serves as the law school’s Alumni Director. As the Alumni Director, Ginger leads the not-for-profit Alumni Association and seeks to connect, engage, and encourage current students and alumni through networking and scholarship fundraising events throughout the year. Ginger’s AJMLS Story is ongoing as she is often found in the Alumni Offices on the 7th floor of the law school.
David Lee Windecher credits his career and success to the law school. “John Marshall gave me an opportunity to redefine my life,” said David. “They believed in me. AJMLS gave a poor kid from the hood an opportunity to engage his passion and realize his American dream.” Since graduating from the law school in 2012, David has opened The Windecher Firm, chronicled his life journey in American Dream: HisStory in the Making, signed an exclusive rights Shopping Agreement with Tyler Perry’s production company 34th Street Films for a movie on the book, joined Nancy Grace’s panel as a criminal defense attorney, and founded RED, Inc., a non-profit organization which sponsors GED programs for young juveniles that are facing non-violent criminal charges who are capable of rehabilitation through an education. RED Inc. has also teamed up with the Dekalb County Solicitor General’s office to assist non-violent offenders rehabilitate through the SG’s diversion program GOALS (Gaining Opportunities And Living Smarter) by mentoring youthful offenders and sponsoring their GED programs. David’s AJMLS Story has just begun; follow the rest on Twitter @DavidWindecher.