LAW STUDENT SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT
How did you become interested in pursuing law? Initially, I did Mock Trial and Speech & Debate in high school which left law school on my radar. However, when I worked as a paralegal and was directly exposed to legal work, that’s when I realized I fully wanted to pursue a career in law.
How did you become interested in pursuing law? When I took a course during my undergrad career called “psych and law.” After that, I decided I wanted to intern at a firm to see if I liked law. After interning at an immigration law firm for six months, I decided that this is what I wanted to do.
I knew I wanted to go to law school when I got into the Law Magnet Program at Dorsey High School. I was also fueled by the fact that in my experience as a foster youth, there were few lawyers who effectively advocated on my behalf and my life was severely impacted because of it. Those experiences fueled my passion to become a lawyer that adequately represented the voice of foster youth.