Wilson Sullivan '21

1. Why was it important to you to include a linguistics-oriented IIM or a Linguistics minor as part of your studies while you were at Luther?

Language intrigues me, and I followed my passion. Language is something many take for granted, and it's study is of paramount importance from a philosophical perspective.

2. What sort of occupation or professional activity are you engaged in now?

I am in my first year of law school at Drake University.

3. In what ways has the knowledge you gained through studying linguistics contributed to how you engage with your current work and/or the world in general?

My study of syntax in linguistics has really helped me follow along with the often roundabout manner in which legal documents are phrased and written.