August 2018 Tennessee Young Lawyer Law Student Spotlight – Stephanie Brake - Articles

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Posted by: Stephanie Vonnahme on Aug 28, 2018
We’re changing things up a little bit this month. Historically, the monthly Young Lawyer Spotlight has, for obvious reasons, only focused on young, licensed attorneys in Tennessee. However, this month we decided to “Brake” the trend and highlight current Nashville School of Law student, Stephanie Brake. 
Georgia born and Tennessee raised, Stephanie thought she would answer the call of the arts just as her parents did. However, unbeknownst to her at the time, her undergraduate years would set the course to slowly form a deep, passionate love for the law.
During her tenure at Belmont University, Stephanie’s advocacy skills flourished. Stephanie staunchly fought for LGBT equality at Belmont, she founded the University’s first chapter of Slow Food USA and she was an instrumental volunteer for the University’s Presidential Town Hall Debate. Thereafter, upon graduating, Stephanie was awarded a grant for a farm stay in New Zealand, an experience she attests to be a pivotal time in her life that compelled her to apply to law school.
Now, Stephanie spends her days working full-time at Advocate Capital, a legal finance firm in Nashville and at night she attends Nashville School of Law. She currently serves as the Clinic Coordinator in the School’s newly formed Legal Aid Society and she facilitates pro bono events with the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition and with Justice for Our Neighbors. Stephanie is also a recent alumna of the TBA YLD’s Diversity Leadership Institute. Upon graduating law school and successful Bar passage, Stephanie aspires to practice regulatory law, employment law or environmental law.
Congratulations Stephanie on all that you have accomplished and on being the August 2018 Tennessee Young Lawyer Law Student Spotlight!