Lara Kerber was a research assistant with our firm before she headed into the intensive preparation phase for her First State Examination. After successfully completing the First State Examination, she re-joins our firm as research assistant.
Lara was born in Stuttgart in the south of Germany, and spent her school years in Radnor, Pennsylvania in the United States. After graduating high school, she moved back to Germany to study law at the Humboldt University Berlin. She specialized in contract law, and wrote a comparative thesis on the possibilities of recourse against awards based on substantive grounds.
At Humboldt, Lara also joined the Willem C. Vis Moot Court Team, first as a participant and subsequently as a coach. Her last internship was in the directorate for commercial transactions and transport law of the German Federal Ministry of Justice.
We are happy to welcome Lara back to the team, and have so many questions…
What was your first job?
At age 15, I worked in a Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop on school nights and weekends. The fact that we were allowed to have unlimited “samples” each shift decisively made up for the minimum wage loan of $ 7.25 dollars an hour.
Breakfast or dinner?
Breakfast, or better yet, brunch.
What do you cook when you spontaneously have friends over for dinner?
Spring rolls with peanut sauce.
Mountains or Seaside?
Mountains. I have so many good memories from our family vacations in the Allgäu and in Südtirol.
If you could meet someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be?
Which was your favorite place to live so far?
Digital or analogue?
Favorite time of day?
The part of the morning after I’ve had my second coffee.
Window or aisle seat?
Window – I need to be looking outside the entire trip.
Country you wish to visit?
Too many to count, but I’m currently thinking about Mexico most often.
What song will always get you on the dancefloor?
Honestly any song, I’m happy to open the dancefloor.
Good advice you’ve received?
My dad always tells me “You’re not Jesus, you don’t have to die on the cross for other people,” when I place other people’s needs above my own.
Biggest pet peeve?
Slow walkers, especially when exiting U-Bahn station.
Most played on your music playlist right now?
Back on 74 by Jungle.
Favorite (public) holiday?
Without a doubt Christmas.
Last new thing you learned?
Having previously interpreted the label “organic” primarily as an indicator of which grocery items are more expensive, I’ve recently been reading more about the benefits of buying organic foods.
Which movie can you watch over and over?
Les Misérables (2012 version).
Three words to describe Berlin?
Diverse, bold, alternative.
Three words to describe your hometown Fellbach?
Wine-loving, community-oriented, calm.
Night owl or early bird?
Favorite pizza topping?
Spinach and ricotta.