Balance and Opportunity What Do My Mentors Have In Store?

By Alexis Clark, Fellow Class of 2014
Colorado State University

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.