Issues · Law School

Walkout: How Protests Lead to Increase Access to Education

There is a meme going around that shows two versions of Latinos: one is a group of college grads and the others are protesters. The image reads that the graduates’ actions (of going to school) speaks louder than the protesters. The idea being that we should keep our heads down, do the work, and our… Continue reading Walkout: How Protests Lead to Increase Access to Education

Issues · Work Life Balance

Tolerating Racism: The Heavy Burden Placed on Students of Color

A while ago, I had planned to write some posts about things the Latinx community had at stake this election season. Then P-Gate happened and I was like well, that seems unnecessary now. But I think I overlooked the seeds this election season has planted. Mainly it has become seemingly acceptable for certain people to… Continue reading Tolerating Racism: The Heavy Burden Placed on Students of Color

Issues · Work Life Balance

Uprooting The Seeds of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it’s an important topic for me because I work daily with survivors of domestic violence. That’s the general reason why this matters to me, but another big reason why advocating for survivors of DV matters to me is because I also experienced & observed inter-family violence in the… Continue reading Uprooting The Seeds of Domestic Violence

Issues · Legal Practice

Latinas at Work: Working Hard for Half the Recognition

There was a recent a study conducted on Latinas in the corporate world.  The study found that Latinas are more likely to feel like they have to work harder than colleagues to be taken seriously. There is a fear of being seen as “too Latina” and a great effort to downplay our otherness at work.… Continue reading Latinas at Work: Working Hard for Half the Recognition

Issues · Work Life Balance

De-Stressing & Self-Care in the times of Social Media

I consider myself super lucky in that when I started working as a full-time attorney there was a more open philosophy re: vicarious trauma and attorneys. While there’s still an old-school though that nothing we do should impact us emotionally, the truth is that many of us that work in various areas of the law… Continue reading De-Stressing & Self-Care in the times of Social Media

Issues · Law School

Breaking Barriers: Racism in College

Starting college can be a real trip if you’re not used to being in mostly White spaces. If you’re lucky to attend a diverse college where you don’t feel isolated, that’s fantastic (fr fr) but most of us attend incredibly homogenous schools where your awareness that there are few students of color is super acute.… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Racism in College

Issues · Work Life Balance

Five Ways to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month as a Latina Lawyer

Love it or hate it, we’re about to get our annual dose of Latino-centered media and events to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month! I have always embraced this month because I grew up in a very homogeneous community with family too far away to really experience cultural/familial norms and traditions. LHM has always been a gateway… Continue reading Five Ways to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month as a Latina Lawyer

Issues · Law School

Goals: Making your way to Law School as an Undocumented Student

We are so lucky to have a guest post today by Brenda, a current undergrad student with law school on the horizon. She is also undocumented and has overcome the obstacles many of us or our family members have experienced. It is always so inspiring to see people in our community working so hard on their… Continue reading Goals: Making your way to Law School as an Undocumented Student