Playing basketball with my classmates was a weekly highlight at GW Law. I apologize both to teammates who suffered from my poor shot percentage and also any opponents that caught an (accidental) elbow.
Sean P. O'Neill
Student: “You want me to analyze it, like, legally?”
Professor: “Well, we’re not in medical school.”
“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
To my parents, Kevin & Cathy O'Neill, thank you for your emphasis on and support for my education, it is the greatest gift I have ever been given. You have shown me it is possible to lead a successful and satisfying career while remaining committed to other, bigger things: family, community, faith, painting world-class watercolors, and grilling the perfect salmon. Dad, as you continue reading and perhaps realize I could have written more eloquently, I thank you in particular for your commitment to clear writing and ruthless editing.
To my sisters, Emilie, Meg, and Maura, thank you for inspiring me with your humor, your contagious sense of fun, and your commitment to making the world a better place. As Mr. C infamously foretold, my siblings have become my best friends. I love you guys!
To my girlfriend Taylor, thank you for walking by the day I took the LSAT: this has been a strange but wonderful journey, and without your emotional and nutritional support I would no doubt resemble a Domino's Pizza.
Thank you to my grandfather Paul, and to the rest of my wonderful family & friends: I am lucky to have you all.
To the faculty and staff at GW Law, especially Professors Schooner, Suter, and Kettler, to Jill Flack at Exelon, thank you for your mentorship, friendship, and example.
Finally, to my classmates: this has been an amazing journey, and above all it has been fun. Thank you.