Kimberly Ray (’15) spent her first year after graduation as a clerk with the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Indiana, Judge Hussmann & Judge Brookman) in Evansville. Ray recently relocated to Alexandria, Virginia to begin work as a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Kim is originally from North Carolina. She attended the University of Richmond earning her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Law, with a minor in Studio Art and concentration in Arts Management.
Kim decided to attend law school in order to study intellectual property. This seemed the best way to focus on both of her interests: the law and creative works. Says Ray, “The Center’s program at IU Maurer was 110% my reason for choosing Indiana Law. The number and variety of opportunities provided was completely unparalleled. And happily, I always felt extremely supported and encouraged while in Bloomington. I am so proud to be a Hoosier!”
In addition to serving as President of the Intellectual Property Association during her 2L year, Ray was a research assistant for Professor Mattioli, and took part in the Center’s IP Externship program working with both the IU Licensing and Trademark Office as well as the IU Libraries and Office of Scholarly Publishing. Kim was a summer associate with the Finnegan firm in Washington D.C. during the summer before her 3L year. Along with intellectual property, Kim loves getting outside with her dog, Paddington. She also enjoys art, photography, yoga, and rock climbing.