J.D., SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW HOUSTON (2020)
How was your Pre-Law Pipeline experience?
My experience in the Pre-Law Pipeline program was nothing but great. I had the opportunity to learn from professors in simulated law school courses, prepare for the LSAT, and complete an externship at Lone Star Legal Aid. I made lasting friendships as well, many of whom I still speak with today. In fact, the Program’s Teacher Assistant has been my friend and mentor throughout my law school career. I highly recommend that anyone interested in law school attend a pipeline program. Even if you are a “non-traditional” student, like I was (married and had a 6-year-old daughter at the time) I still believe attending a pipeline program is 100% worth the time and investment.
What was a major benefit?
The biggest benefit of attending the Pre- Law Pipeline Program is getting a glimpse as to how law school will be. Being a firstgeneration Latinx, I did not know any attorneys, nor did I have any idea how law school would be like besides what I saw on TV. During the program, we read and briefed cases, listened to professors talk about case law and how law school is structured. The program took away some of the nervousness I felt about going into this unknown environment. In essence, it took the “veil,” the mystery of law school away and gave me a boost in confidence to believe this goal was achievable.
What advice would you offer someone interested in law school?
Out of all the advice I can give including taking writing courses, meeting with attorneys in different career paths, joining a debate club, the best advice is attending a pre-law pipeline program because it is a one-in-all bundle where you practice the skills you need to succeed in law school and beyond.
Do you have any law school tips?
Law school, especially the first year will be stressful and nerve-racking. One thing I did to keep me sane is going for runs in the afternoons. That helped clear my mind and helped me focus my attention on something other than school. I implemented this all through law school, the bar, and now as an attorney. Whether it’s running or any other hobby I recommend doing something that you enjoy outside of law school.
What have you done since graduating from law school?
I have worked at Moore & Associates, which specializes in Labor & Employment law.
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