By: Elizabeth Wong
Name: Coulter McMahen
Q: Where did you transfer from?
A: University of Arkansas in Little Rock
Q: What was the hardest part about transferring?
A: The hardest part was leaving behind the professors and students that I developed such great relationships with.
Q: What was the easiest part?
A: Coming back to Louisiana. Louisiana’s home and LSU is the place to be.
Q: What extracurricular activities were you involved with in Arkansas?
A: I wrote for the Arkansas Real Estate Review. I was invited to be on Law Review which was hard because I didn’t have the opportunity to get on law review here.
Q: What have you been involved in here?
A: I participated in Tullis and now I am on the MOOT Court Sports Law team. I’m also doing the Barrister’s Bowl. Purple team is going to finally win a game this year!
Q: Define yourself in three words.
A: Outgoing. Personable. Fun.
Q: Where’s the most interesting place you’ve been?
A: Probably Hartford, CT this past summer because I was so out of place. I mean it’s in the northeast and I was brand new there. I’ve been told I have a pretty strong accent so I stuck out like a sore thumb. So that was interesting to get the northeast summer experience. I went to the Cape, NYC, Boston, and saw my first Red Sox-Yankee game at Fenway.
Q: Do you think that living in Hartford for a period of time has helped you further your legal career in any way, if so, how?
A: Yeah, definitely. First off, being in a different part of the country and getting exposed to a different culture and set of people advances my legal education and career because you’re learning from people that might have different points of view.
Q: What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
A: Before I die, I would like to go to Yacht Week in Croatia. When we all pass the bar, my buddies and I are going to do that.
Q: What’s the hardest class you have or are currently taking at LSU?
A: Obligations is probably going to be the toughest with Levasseur.
Q: Where do you plan on taking the bar?
Q: Outside of being an attorney, what would your ideal job be?
A: Probably the general manager of the Saints or a collegiate or professional football coach.