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Don’t Believe the Hype: Navigating Negative Emotions as a First Gen Student

I often mention how many Latinas going into the law are family leaders. Maybe you were the one that interpreted for your parents, or your siblings look to you for guidance/advice on big decisions, or maybe you’ve blazed an educational path for the rest of your family as a first gen student. This type of… Continue reading Don’t Believe the Hype: Navigating Negative Emotions as a First Gen Student

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Breaking Barriers: Overcoming the 1L Emotional Roller Coaster

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard or read that super odd article by David Brooks. He tried to explain that the rich and powerful maintain a culture of separatism from other socioeconomic brackets in an effort to keep others from joining their ranks. A valid point, followed by the most asinine example… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Overcoming the 1L Emotional Roller Coaster

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Disconnect: How to Really Enjoy a Vacation Away from the Office

Everyone claims that disconnecting from work is important when you’re on vacation. Well, I was just on a vacation where I was completely disconnected as in I had no access to internet at all—and it was not soothing. Rather, I had an internal scream going off in my head about possible emergencies and fires happening… Continue reading Disconnect: How to Really Enjoy a Vacation Away from the Office

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Summer Series: Conquering Stress While Studying for the Bar

Our Summer Series continues! This series highlights different Latina students and law grads as they embark in their summer jobs and/or bar prep all across the country. We hope to provide a variety of work experiences, options for a healthy work-life balance, and general motivation through different guest contributors to help you to take charge of your summer… Continue reading Summer Series: Conquering Stress While Studying for the Bar

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Summer Series: Attitude Check–Getting Excited for the Bar Exam

Our Summer Series begins again! This series highlights different Latina students and law grads as they embark in their summer jobs and/or bar prep all across the country. We hope to provide a variety of work experiences, options for a healthy work-life balance, and general motivation through different guest contributors to help you to take charge of your… Continue reading Summer Series: Attitude Check–Getting Excited for the Bar Exam

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My PreLaw Summer: How to Prepare for Law School

Ten years ago I graduated college. Ack! I remember graduation day so vividly because I was so excited about what was to come—law school, finally! If I had only known just how difficult my summer was going to be, I don’t think I would have been as excited. I’ve mentioned before that summer before law… Continue reading My PreLaw Summer: How to Prepare for Law School

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Take a Break: Managing Work-Related Stress

So I am the biggest proponent for mental health days–I wish employers (especially law firms) were more supportive/less judgmental of people taking a day when they need it. And lawyers need it! I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but obviously this job is stressful as our profession suffers from high rates of… Continue reading Take a Break: Managing Work-Related Stress