Michael Creme and Jacqueline Tran '20
Michael and Jacqueline have geography to thank for bringing them together. In the spring of 2019, Jacqueline was the incoming SBA President. Michael was the incoming Board of Advocates Chair and, as luck would have it, they shared a hallway between their two offices. Michael approached Jacqueline, introduced himself, and they became fast friends. Michael can’t take all the credit for their relationship, though. When asked who made the first move, Jacqueline laughs, “I guess I did! I told Michael that I was starting to like him, but he made the first move for a kiss!” Date nights at The Rustic, cheese fries at Snuffer’s, and arcade games at Cidercade soon followed. They made the most of their time in Dallas, hanging out with friends at Barley House or Milo’s, planning fun movie nights, and they were always on the search for the next dog-friendly restaurant or bar.
They each thrived on their own in different organizations while in law school yet were always supportive of each other. But studying together was a different story. “We were in the Corporate Counsel Externship class together and were table partners, but we had fairly different studying styles so never studied together per se.”
Since graduating law school, Michael and Jacqueline passed the bar, moved to New York and got married! They tied the knot in September 2022 and currently live in Brooklyn, NYC with Uni, their adorable 4-year-old rescue pup. Michael is an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their Restructuring group in the city, and Jacqueline currently clerks for the Honorable Sean H. Lane in the S.D.N.Y.
Being in law school together brought Michael and Jacqueline closer as a couple. Their shared experience allowed them to understand how sometimes plans would have to be cancelled, and how to be gracious and flexible with one another. Their advice for today’s law school couples is to try not to compete with your significant other; “realize that your relationship is a place to build each other up, not compete to see who is the best, and always have fun together when you can!”