Cassidy Webb, Davie High Class of 1963 Scholarship Recipient and 2013 graduate from Davie County High School, is back in the triad attending Wake Forest School of Law after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina. During high school, Cassidy cultivated her leadership skills through involvement with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Davie Community Foundation’s S.U.R.F. Board, Cross Country, Governor’s School, National Honor Society, and several other organizations!
While at USC, Cassidy double majored in International Business and Accounting, took eight semesters of Arabic, and studied abroad in Austria, where she was able to visit over fifteen countries. Her college summers were packed with various finance and accounting internships, traveling to places such as South Africa, and attending a conference on youth in international development at the United Nations. Now in her second year at Wake Forest School of Law, Cassidy remains involved on campus as the Managing Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, Deputy Director of the Wake Forest Pro Bono Project, a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society, and a member of the Public Interest Law Organization and Moot Court Boards.
One of her favorite parts of law school thus far is her involvement with the Innocence & Justice Clinic. Through this organization, Cassidy is investigating six cases where individuals are seeking post-conviction relief for claims of actual innocence. In the summer of 2018, Cassidy externed for a federal judge in Washington, DC, the city in which she hopes to work for a few years after completing her program. When not assisting her judge in Chambers, she was able to observe high profile cases involving Paul Manafort and Ahmed Abu Khatallah (a Benghazi terrorist suspect). Cassidy will once again return to Washington DC this summer to work for the firm Troutman Sanders and continue cultivating her passion for public interest work.
When not studying or traveling, Cassidy works closely with Students Helping Honduras (SHH), an organization that she joined during her undergraduate education. She has participated in over twenty weeks of service trips to Honduras to help fundraise for and/or construct about fifteen schools. SHH has been a formative part of Cassidy’s life for many years now and was part of her inspiration to apply for law school to study immigration law and dive into international development work. The support of her community here in Davie County keeps Cassidy going as she pursues her passions!