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Latina Leader: Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorney Latisha Rivera

This is another installment of the series, formerly called Spotlight On! A series where we showcase  Latina lawyers and learn about the successes in their early careers. Today we talk to Latisha Rivera, a criminal defense/immigration attorney based in Baltimore. Now, through our Instagram community, I am privileged to see sneak peeks into the lives of so many… Continue reading Latina Leader: Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorney Latisha Rivera

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Why We Talk About Our Struggles

There was a big back and forth online this week about the discussion that took place between Jessica William and Salma Hayek at some like women in Hollywood retreat.  LA Times had a transcript on the event. Essentially, this was a huge, missed opportunity in intersectional feminism. Jessica tried to explain how her identity as… Continue reading Why We Talk About Our Struggles

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Be a Goal-Digger: Setting and Achieving in 2017

I remember checking my first semester law school grades and thinking, “hmmm, not great.” Surprisingly, I did not have a freak out when my grades were not so fantastic. And although I tried to alter some things second semester, I still didn’t seem to get it. It wasn’t until I completely revamped my studying style… Continue reading Be a Goal-Digger: Setting and Achieving in 2017

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What’s a Weekend? Use Your Break Wisely

One of the things that law school stole from me is the ability to take a nap. During law school, I just couldn’t nap from the anxiety of having something “more important” to do. Now, that I’m far out of law school, I barely ever nap and I totally blame law school for that. I… Continue reading What’s a Weekend? Use Your Break Wisely

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La Lucha Sigue: The 2016 Election To-Do List

I’ve had some time to think about moving forward and the aftermath of this election. I’m still taking calls from terrified community members, unsure of what the next few months will hold. And really it’s beyond immigration, with a white supremacist/wife beater on staff and sexual predator as executive, I don’t know how my clients… Continue reading La Lucha Sigue: The 2016 Election To-Do List

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It’s the Final Countdown: Managing Stress and Time During Law School Finals

A reprieve from what’s to come tomorrow— Hey, law students, are you feeling a little stressed right now? I remember how HORRIBLE my 1L fall semester was right around the holidays. I still felt academically in the dark about everything; had no idea how to study; was in a nervous wreck about money; and just… Continue reading It’s the Final Countdown: Managing Stress and Time During Law School Finals

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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