Law School · Legal Practice

Pick your Passion: Big Law or Public Interest?

I have noticed a trend that I want to help stop. Recently, I have met with multiple people interested in public interest jobs, but have no public interest background. The thing with public interest is that we really like seeing people “committed” to the cause. As in, experience, and rightfully so because this work isn’t… Continue reading Pick your Passion: Big Law or Public Interest?

Issues · Law School

How Much Should You Bare: Law School Essays

Recently, the discussion made the rounds about how students of color feel forced to discuss their trauma to receive admission or financial aid or some other form of access to higher education. Most of us have a general sense that we have to discuss something bad in our history to show why we’re “worthy” of… Continue reading How Much Should You Bare: Law School Essays

Law School

Breaking Barriers: Myth-Busting Law School

I hate sounding like I’m ancient, but when I was applying for law school there were so many unknowns. Seriously, how did the world even work before internet? Books? #cray. Anyway, when I started applying, there were a few online communities and older students that I knew that helped guide me. But the online communities,… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Myth-Busting Law School

Issues · Law School

Culture Conflict: Extracurricular Activities and Latinos

Last week we talked about the importance of cultivating soft factors for law school. Most of that entailed getting involved in activities outside of school. However, I’m classifying getting involved in extracurriculars as a cultural conflict because Latino involvement in these programs is the lowest compared to other ethnic groups. There are many reasons why… Continue reading Culture Conflict: Extracurricular Activities and Latinos

Law School

Breaking Barriers: Cultivating Soft Factors

This series, Breaking Law School Barriers, tackles the big and small issues that come into play when you’re deciding if you’ll even attend law school.  The purpose is to give practical advice for college students, and for current law students and attorneys to give suggestions about their real world experience. If you’ve researched applying for… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Cultivating Soft Factors