BLOG | Alexis Clark
Dreams to Reality
July 2, 2019
As the third year of college comes to an end it is crazy to think that we are almost done. This year has been a difficult one with balancing everything; having to deal with family, working 40 hours and being in 19 credits for school. The main thing that Law School Yes We Can has helped me with this school year is the LSAT financial prep help. In a couple of weeks, I will be starting an LSAT prep course and I know for a fact that if I was not in this program I would not be able to afford or take this class, I am excited to have the opportunity to be able to better my score so that I can get into a good law school in the future. Even though it has been really hard keeping up with the prep and I am stressed on how I will be able to make it to the course while still balancing my life at the same time and I called Judge Arguello and she told me that cutting back on work may be a necessity in order to take this course to have thousands of dollars for law school later. I also called my Mentor G and he told me how putting in the work now is more important than anything else. It was really nice to be able to have people to call who understand my struggle and have already went through the struggles.
My mentors have been a great help to me. Currently I am looking for an internship for this summer and it is nice to be able to reach out to my mentors to have them help me with finding one for me.I am ahead in credit wise and I was going to graduate early but both my mentors Franz and G said slow down and enjoy it and G told me to go study abroad. Studying abroad was something I never really thought of and I am really excited to go and get out of my comfort zone.
My future plans have not changed, I still want to go to law school then work at a law firm and potentially go into politics or become a judge. I cannot stress enough how much Law school Yes We Can has made these dreams turn into a close reality. I now have a road map of my life and know close to exactly what I need to do to achieve it and have meet some fantastic people to help me achieve those goals. Not only are the mentors great but I have gained some friends within Law School Yes We Can. I love seeing the people in my class and even keep in contact with them outside of the events. It is nice to be in a community of people with similar goals and who come from similar backgrounds to be able to talk to.
The Tool Belt for Success
October 19, 2016
LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has given me the tools to achieve my goal to be an aspiring successful attorney. LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has helped me understand that my dreams are obtainable. LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has done this by creating a networking system of very knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who are there for me and want me to succeed. It is amazing to know that when I have a question the answer is just an email or phone call away, and LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has made that happen for me.
I have three mentors who have guided me in many different ways and have given me advice on different topics such as the classes I should take, the importance of internships, getting involved in clubs, the importance of good grades, etc. They also serve as my role models both as professionals and as members of the community.
I have been able to tour the law firm of one of my mentors, visited the local state and federal courthouses , and had lunch with Judge Arguello. Even that lunch was eye opening because it made me excited for my future; I was able to see the work of both lawyers and judges and it inspired me to reach towards my goals more vigorously than before. In addition to my three mentors, there are so many other people in LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede who are also willing to help me. Attending meetings and workshops has given me the additional knowledge in how to achieve my future career goals.
Without LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede , I would not have had these opportunities. I now look forward to being a mentor for other people because I see what LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede and my mentors have done for me. My tool belt for achieving my aspirations continuously expands because of Law school Si Se Puede.
Balance and Opportunity: What Do My Mentors Have in Store?
October 18, 2016
This past school year was challenging overall. There were some new challenges of trying to balance working full-time with going to school full-time and taking 17 credit hours. As I think about this past school year, most of my favorite memories have to do with LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede - from being able to tour the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center and having the opportunity to talk to Chief Justice Nancy Rice, to the last workshop which was similar to a “speed dating” event. We got to meet so many different lawyers and I got to actually hear, from the lawyers themselves, what they do and their favorite part about their job. Up until that event, I never wanted to be a prosecutor, but the two lawyers who were at the prosecution table changed my whole mindset about what it meant to be a prosecutor. I also met two fabulous attorneys who work at the Colorado Attorney General’s office and that sounded like the coolest job in the world. What I am happiest about, however, is that I gained so much knowledge about the different areas of the law and I met a lawyer who is located in Fort Collins, where I attend college. I was able to intern with this firm all summer. Truly, LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has been one of the best things to happen to me, not just because of the connections and knowledge it has given me, but also, because when all else is not going as planned, I know that my mentors and LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede will have something in store for me that is going to make me happy and excited. I am super excited to see what LSYWC has planned for the 2014 Fellows as we enter our junior year and it is crunch time for law school. It is amazing how fast it is come to be and I am just so grateful that I have this program to keep me going.
“Sí, Se Puede” is a phrase born of farmworkers, who, under the leadership of the UFW, César Chávez, and Dolores Huerta, fought valiantly for equal protection under the law. As a result of the efforts of the UFW, “Sí, Se Puede” has become well known as a call that engenders hope and inspiration in those who face similar battles. We thank the UFW, whom we acknowledge to be the sole and exclusive owner of the Trademark SI SE PUEDE, for granting us a limited license to use“Sí, Se Puede” in connection with our efforts to recruit, in Colorado, students of Hispanic or Latino descent for our law school pipeline program. For more information about the programs offered by the UFW, please see UFW’s webpage (www.ufw.org); UFW Foundation’s webpage (www.ufwfoundation.org); and UFWF’s immigration services webpage (www.sisepuede.org)