With an undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University, Rousso plans to practice securities litigation after law school. However, the practice of law may have to wait a few years while the young poker champ pursues still more titles and lucrative prizes.
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"I will likely defer the practice of law for a few years while I pursue the business opportunities that have been made available to me as a result of my success in poker," Rousso said.
While her counterparts routinely pursue internships prior to law school graduation in order to gain practical legal experience, Rousso spends summers traveling the country to compete in professional poker tournaments.
"I have been offered internships with some very prestigious law firms that I have repeatedly turned down to play the World Series of Poker, which takes place each summer," Rousso said.
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