Washington D.C. Alumni Group

Washington D.C. Co-ordinator: Jessica Barrow

Jessica organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Washington D.C.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in or near Washington D.C.  Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing alumni@lancaster.ac.uk

To find out more about the group, please email Jessica directly.


What I'm doing now

I'm primarily involved in intellectual property work. I assist the Managing Principal at the world’s number 1 patent litigation/prosecution firm. I also attend Georgetown Law School here in DC undertaking a legal masters in international business and economics with a focus on litigation at the International Trade Commission and protection of intellectual property rights. 

I moved to DC in March of 2013 to work for a US Senator and life progressed from there; co-authoring a DC Bill that protects human trafficking victims, authoring the judicial nominations on behalf of the Senator in 2013 and attending a high profile law school, I have been very lucky. DC is a beautiful place to live and work. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like advice finding placements in the US.

My best Lancaster memory

In 2007, in a lecture room full of slightly hungover law students, I met my best friend. We supported each other through Law School and we have been best friends ever since! This is followed closely by being elected President of the Student Law Society and working alongside an incredible executive to pioneer new initiatives. 

One further memory: I was lucky enough to represent the law school in the Jessup International Mooting Competition in London. I was tutored for months before with the rest of the team by Dr James Summers; he taught me many things and changed my perspective on public international law and how to work better in a team. 

What Lancaster means to me

Lancaster University is where I found and developed the foundations of who I am today. I am blessed that I was accepted to such a fabulous school and university

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

Bringing people together from across generations to share memories and build a network of Lancaster alumni in DC that can assist the next generation of alumni!