Secret Lives at PMH: Coulter McMahen

By: Elizabeth Wong

Name: Coulter McMahen

Class: 2L


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?

A: Louisiana

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.