Welcome to Latinas Uprising! This is a community for new and aspiring attorneys seeking to excel in their new careers.
Latinas make up only 1.3% of legal professionals in the United States and to get to law school, Latinas have to overcome more social, cultural, and systemic barriers than other social groups. It is a tough journey to a J.D.!
Latinas Uprising is here to guide you through the higher Ed maze; help you overcome the cultural conflicts you experience with family as you embark in a new career; and provide you with practical advice to advance in your law practice.
In short, Latinas Uprising is for the modern Latina with dreams, career goals, and life ambitions who also strives to maintain her cultural identity and family traditions.
This community focuses on:
1) Getting Latina students to and through law school;
2) The realities of legal practice for new Latina attorneys;
3) Building a life well-lived; and
4) Reigning our political and economic power to improve our local and national communities.
About the Editor:
Hi! My name is Nubia and I’m the founder and editor of Latinas Uprising.
I am a native of Mexico, but raised in Indiana. Growing up in an area with few Latinos, I quickly learned to assimilate and promptly forgot most of my Spanish. It wasn’t until my time in college that I immersed myself in my language and culture (well, as much as you can in an Indiana town) and tried to regain some of my cultural identity.
As an undergrad, I became passionate about social, racial, and gender-based justice. I realized that by becoming an attorney, I could advocate for progressive change. In 2007, immediately after my college graduation, I moved to Chicago to start law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In 2010, I began working in Chicago’s principal nonprofit provider of free legal services in civil matters. In my day job, I work primarily with survivors of gendered-based violence.
Outside of my practice, my passion is to motivate and empower Latinas pursuing careers in the law.
Let’s connect: @Latinas_Uprising