Oliver Ehlinger

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Murray 1693 Scholar

Hometown

Asheville, North Carolina (T.C. Roberson High School)

Major

Public Policy and Environmental Studies

W&M Activities
  • Lettered in cross country and indoor and outdoor track programs: both track and cross-country teams recognized as top ten NCAA Division I programs.
  • Tutored ESL at Rita Welsh, an adult literacy program housed on campus.
Why W&M?

The combination of Murray opportunities and the accessibility of William & Mary professors has allowed me to pursue a variety of interests from public voting behavior to alternative transportation. The 1693 Scholar Program Director, Dr. Cristol, was my advisor on a senior research project which focused on the idea of a price premium in environmentally-friendly golf courses.

Where am I now?

I completed law school at UC-Davis and passed the bar in 2011. My current job is part of the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act. This is a bill that passed the California legislature as a response to a legal trend, called Civil Gideon, that seeks to provide poor litigants with legal representation in civil as well as criminal matters.