By Jesse Zamora – Fellow, University of Colorado
Being a Fellow in LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has been an eye opening and learning experience. I always knew from a young age I wanted to go to law school and my desire did not waver with the passing of the years or the transition from high school to college. As I progressed into my college career, I began to realize how little I actually knew about law school including admissions, classes, norms, and how each person experiences law school differently. LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede provided me with the right tools to gather more knowledge about law school and the legal profession. My three mentors continue to give me great advice about LSAT preparation, decision-making, and what life in law school is like. This is invaluable information to reflect on and apply. What makes LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede an even more unique and enriching environment is opportunity to interact with the other Fellows, my peers. During our sessions at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, my peers demonstrate engagement and enthusiasm in class. Their attitudes radiate commitment to a legal education and make me want to become a better law student and a better professional. It is because of the excellent selection of the students and mentors that I feel LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede is an investment with a high return.
I am grateful to be a Fellow in the LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede program. It facilitates the law school preparation process and its staff and leaders care about you as a student and an individual. The presentations are filled with everything you need to know about law school and more. Branding, communications etiquette, admissions truth-telling, and hearing about presenter’s personal and professional backgrounds are all communicated with the goal of helping you succeed. Just thinking about law school can be intimidating but, with the help of the program and the mentors with whom I am paired, I know I can get there. I feel that a decade later up the road, I will reflect on the privilege I had in being part of such an elite group of students. We will all be practicing law and I am sure that the Fellows in my cohort will be the leaders and mentors of tomorrow.