Jessica Patach
Jessica Patach

Jessica Patach

Creighton Scholar
Omaha, Neb.

I have always wanted to practice some sort of corporate law—anything with litigation, contracts, tax law or even medical malpractice interests me. I am currently employed at National Indemnity as an underwriting assistant and have absolutely fallen in love with the company. Ideally, after law school and the bar exam, I’d like to return to work there in their legal department.

Until the eighth grade, when my family moved to Omaha, I grew up in the small town of Brookfield, Missouri. I’m now 22 with a two-year-old son, Remmington. I received my Bachelor of Science in criminal justice on an accelerated online track from Bellevue University, where I graduated with a 4.0 GPA in November 2017.

As a married young mother finishing up my bachelor’s degree online, I wasn’t really involved in extracurricular activities at Bellevue University. However, as a scholarship recipient for my undergraduate degree, one component of receiving it was doing volunteer work. I got very involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and even long after my volunteer requirements were met, I continued to stay involved. I’ve been a Big Sister for a year and a half now and it’s one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.

Why Creighton for law school? Quite frankly, it’s an exceptional choice. It’s a very well-known and prestigious university and I want to stay in Omaha. The campus is also gorgeous and I love the fact that there is a state-of-the-art daycare right down the street from the law school. I can attend classes and study knowing Remmington is in good hands.

I took the LSAT in June 2017 and got a 162. I’m sure this helped me become a Creighton Scholar, but to be honest, I didn’t even know about the program until I was already involved with the application process.

I like the fact that as a Creighton Scholar, not only is there the ability to receive a full-tuition scholarship, but the fact I’ll have a mentor throughout school. I think this is going to be one of the most valuable things I will receive from being accepted into the Creighton Scholars program. Nothing beats having advice from individuals currently in the profession you are aspiring towards.