Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Washington, Seattle, B.A. (Political Science, Law, Societies and Justice)
Andrew Ramstad is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a national team competitor and executive board member of the Moot Court Honor Society Trial Division, a Note Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and a teaching assistant in Criminal Law.
Prior to law school, Andrew completed a B.A. in political science at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then worked in politics as a Director of Field Operations and Session Aide for a State Senator in the Washington State Senate, and later managed a Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop.
During law school, Andrew was both an intern and a law clerk for Romano Law. Andrew also completed an internship at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He excelled in coursework on complex commercial litigation, first amendment law and internet law.
In his free time, Andrew is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks and Washington Huskies fan, a trumpet player, and an avid runner and hiker.
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