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A visit with Christina Wells, Professor of Law

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: civil liberties fear and prejudice government decision-making secrecy constitutional law

How Wells found her way from chemistry to law

Topics: law chemistry

Wells majored in chemistry at the University of Kansas, assuming she would eventually become a physician. She eventually realized, however, that what she liked most about chemistry was the theory part of problem-solving. After taking some humanities courses, she found herself drawn to law, and when she took a constitutional law course Wells simply “fell in love,” finding multiple connections between chemistry and law in terms of problem-solving, philosophy, and the testing of hypotheses.