PSS Summer '12

Law of Human Behavior

Amil Shah


Hometown: Watchung, New Jersey

Majors: Economics and Psychology

Beyond HWS: Shah will attend law school at the University of Virginia

  • Member of the HWS Debate Team
  • American Reads Tutor
  • Studied abroad in Wales
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Accepted to more than a dozen law schools.

“I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, but I liked that at HWS I could follow a pre-law track while still exploring my other interests. By the end of my first semester, I was set on double majoring in economics and psychology. These majors have allowed me to learn about behavior from two entirely different perspectives.

Economics has taught me how people make rational decisions, while psychology has taught me about the influences that affect rationality. My education at HWS has provided me with a strong foundation as a lawyer and a businessman.

Next year, I’m going to start a new adventure: law school. I’m looking forward to exploring a law career aimed at helping companies grow and develop.”


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