Stanford Law School

As David Barnes’ senior year was drawing to a close, the 2009 graduate of Champion High School was intensely focused on his next educational move.

With full-ride scholarship offers on the table from Cleveland State University and the University of South Florida, it seemed that a move out of the area would be a foregone conclusion. Ever the pragmatist, Barnes approached the decision in much the same fashion as his future career would dictate - matter-of-factly.