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Seeking Guest Contributors for the Summer Series

It’s that time again!!! Latinas Uprising is seeking guest contributors for our special summer series! We want to showcase: The varied and engaging work law students are doing this summer; Sneak peeks into the life of law grads preparing for the Bar exam; and Pre-law students who are enjoying their last summer as they prepare… Continue reading Seeking Guest Contributors for the Summer Series

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Why Your Finals Matter Even More Than Before

I’m still processing what happened on Tuesday. I know that everyone is, but I felt it really important to send a message to current law students who are feeling overwhelmed with this situation. I didn’t experience anything similar to this when I was in law school—“this” not being the negative results of an election, but… Continue reading Why Your Finals Matter Even More Than Before

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In It to Win It: Overcoming Competitive Law School Environments

How exciting for all of you starting your 1L year! The first few days are usually a good mixture of excitement and dread. The dread comes from many places—not knowing what’s happening, waiting to be called on, and dealing with the weird situation of making friends but also knowing these friends are also competitors. That… Continue reading In It to Win It: Overcoming Competitive Law School Environments

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What Will You Do To Get In? And What Will You Do Once You’re There?

I saw this image on Instagram and thought it was a good visual for how we need to be in order to create change in the legal field. We have to abide by the standards and customs to be admitted, but then once we’re in we have to do our best to become agents of… Continue reading What Will You Do To Get In? And What Will You Do Once You’re There?

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I Roll my Rs: The Importance of Honoring Your Identity

Has everyone heard of journalist, Vanessa Ruiz, who joined an English speaking newscast in Arizona and quickly upset some viewers for pronouncing Spanish name with the correct pronunciation? Seriously, it’s amazing what sets people off, but this is another example of mainstream communities tell Latinos that we do not belong. It’s so tiring. I remember… Continue reading I Roll my Rs: The Importance of Honoring Your Identity