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Hello!

Our Mission Statement 

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.

Join us!

 

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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 

 

 

 

 

8 Comments

  • Wendy Angulo

    What a great organization and site! As a NYC born Latina and lawyer is great to have an organization that encourage, uplift and provides information to Latinas interested in Law and the ones who are already part of this rewarding and at times overwhelming profession. I started following you through Instagram and that led me to the site. Great job! Felicidades y Que sigan Los éxitos!

    • latinasuprising

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m so happy that this reaches out to so many Latinas and hopeful that it does provide some support (that is often too lacking in our profession). Gracias!!

  • Brittany

    I love your blog!!
    My name is Brittany and I am a current intern at a small law firm. I am about to go into my senior year of undergrad which means beginning to prepare for law school apps, ahhhh. But I came across your blog and wanted to say I love it. It is very insightful, creative, and keeps my attention when I have downtime at the office. I am a young Puerto Rican woman aspiring to become a lawyer, hopefully in Miami. I am also in the process of learning Spanish to embrace my background as well. Thank you for your blog!

    • latinasuprising

      Hi Brittany! Thanks so much for reading and supporting the site! Good luck on y our your journey to law school! <3

  • Paloma

    I am currently in law school and have been so blessed by this blog. As a first generation college student and a Latina, this blog answers many of my questions, addresses my fears and concerns about school and post grad life, and makes me feel less lonely. Knowing that my concerns have crossed other people’s minds makes me feel heard and soothed in the midst of difficult times. Love this blog <3

  • Steph

    I am a part time , single mom Latina in law school and I am soooo happy to have stumbled across this blog! Less than 2 percent of Latinas are American lawyers and I am so determined to change that!

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