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August 25, 2013

'13 alumnus attends London School of Economics

WAUKESHA, WIS.— The London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the world's top universities and is the only graduate school to which Robert Marks applied. "I knew that's where I wanted to go. It was LSE or nothing. Otherwise, I'd be applying for jobs."

Robert is armed with accomplishments and aspirations worthy of an LSE degree. He has always been drawn to politics and planned to go to law school until a New Cultural Experience Program trip to Germany exposed him to the possibility of international study.

Robert was president of Carroll's Pre-Law Society and captain of the Mock Trial team for four years, earning All-Region recognition two years. He served two years on Student Senate, completed two internships in the legal field, volunteered with political campaigns in the Chicago area and presented at three Midwest Political Science Association annual meetings.

His plans include earning a doctorate, working, running for public office in Chicago and, eventually, working on national policy reformation. For now, he’s off to LSE to pursue a master’s degree in regulation, a specialized and interdisciplinary study of law, public policy and institutional economics.

"I've always wanted to make an impact. Getting into this school...a lot of hard work has paid off. I feel accomplished."

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