10-18-2016
Networking Not Only in the Field of Law
By Jasmine Luna

No matter what career path one chooses, it is essential to have mentors to help one network and seek new opportunities.  Since forming part of my high school’s mock trial team...more  

10-18-2016
Balance and Opportunity What Do My Mentors Have In Store?
By Lexi Clark

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...more

10-18-2016
A Powerful Program Long Distance Mentoring That Kept Me Connected
By Melissa Vazquez

It is hard to believe that three years ago, I was getting ready to walk across a stage to receive my high school diploma.  I remember sitting in my room...more

10-18-2016
Perspective after Graduation
By Jesse Zamora

College seemed like a distant fantasy when I was a child.  I remember how much my parents emphasized the importance of higher education, although I did not have a true grasp on what that meant..more


10-18-2016
Impactful Experiences
By Carolina Luna Casas

I have had many experiences through LAW SCHOOL…Yes We Can (LSYWC) and they haveall been very   impactful. One experience that really resonated with me was when I met with Judge Arguello ... more

10-18-2016
The Feeling of Being Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
By Alma Hinojosa

As I wrap up my second year of college, I think of the person I was when I first started my studies at CU Boulder.  It is empowering to see how much I have matured and the knowledge...more

06-17-2016
Vision
By Victoria Husher

When I close my eyes and imagine my future, I picture my college graduation, admission to law school, and eventually a law degree.  While these goals and dreams may seem intangible, LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede... more

06-17-2016
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
By Brittany Solomon

My aspiration to help disadvantaged people living in unsupportive systems has increased my desire to become an international lawyer and, eventually, to work for the United Nations...more


06-17-2016
What Triggers a Change in Us?
By Ivette Villa

My brain is split in two hemispheres: right and left.  My hemispheres are split into four lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal, occidental...more

06-17-2016
"You Can Be Whatever
You Want To Be"

By Dimitrius Wells

Since I was a child, I knew that I would be an attorney.  Before wanting to be an attorney, I wanted to be the governor of Colorado...more

06-17-2016
Building Confidence
By Carolina Luna Casas

I have had many experiences through LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede and they have all been very impactful.  One experience that really resonated with me was when I me...more

05-19-2016
Resources in College
By Alexis Marie Cano

With LAW SCHOOL … Si Se Puede, I have learned to use my resources to my best ability. Thinking back to high school I wish I could have been informed on what resources...more


05-19-2016
Conquering the Challenges of the First Year of College
By Ashley Fisher

Being a Fellow in LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede has been one of the best experiences of my life.  Over just a short amount of time, I have been able to build a strong support system with...more

05-19-2016
Out of State...
NOT Out of Mind

By Becca Huerta

When I first joined LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede, I still wasn’t sure of my university plans. However, I soon committed to my dream school, Baylor University.  The only problem was...more

05-19- 2016
On Being a LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede Fellow
By Cendy De la Torre

Being a  LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede Fellow has brought many opportunities my way.  From workshops that have helped me obtain study skills to use during my first year of college...more

05-19-2016
My Mentors’ Helping Hands
By Kayla Medina

My first year of college was full of ups and downs, but through everything my mentors were there.  I knew that, no matter what, my mentors would be there for support and advice.  It is easy to get stressed...more


05-19-2016
Studying Out of State
By Tomas Manriquez-Hernandez

My legs maintained a constant fidget, my hands clenched into a fist every so often, all as I waited restlessly for my plane to land in Syracuse.  My stay in Denver this past winter break was characterized by this same unsettled feeling...more

03-31-2016
Sí Se Puede and My First Semester in College
By Devon Johnson

Just before my first semester of college really got under way, Law School Si Se Puede held a workshop on “Study Skills.” The skills that I gathered at this workshop would help me in all of my efforts over the....more

01-05-2016
Resources in College
By Alexis Marie Cano

With LAW SCHOOL … Si Se Puede, I have learned to use my resources to my best ability. Thinking back to high school I wish I could have been informed on what resources were around me relating to community involvement....more

01-05-2016
Thriving Lawyers
By Micah Sucherman

I’ve assumed from the beginning that being a LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede mentor would be a challenge.  With a few months of mentoring under my belt, though, it’s fair to say that I was completely off the mark in understanding...more


12-14-2015
Need a Mentor
By Melissa Vazquez

Being a LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede Fellow has been a tremendous help during my journey to law school. The program itself has solidified my decision to pursue a law degree. LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede...more

11-10-2015
Need a Mentor: DRIVEN BY THE POWER OF COMMUNICATION
By Jesus Valdez

Growing up I had difficulty speaking due to a speech impediment. Doctors said this was due to me trying to learn Spanish and English at the same time. I would often confuse the languages...more
 

10-16-2015
Fear Could Not Stop Me.
By Jasmine Luna

“Does RED mean go?  Although this may be obvious to most of us, it was not so obvious to Elliot Cook, the plaintiff in today’s trial.”  This was how I began my opening statement in Denver’s 2014 Regional Mock Trial competition...more

10-16-2015
LAW SCHOOL…Sí Se Puede : Not Just Any “Pipeline”
By Philip Nickerson

The beauty of LAW SCHOOL… Sí Se Puede is that each fellow has multiple mentors to rely on for guidance and encouragement as they blaze their trails towards becoming the diverse attorneys and leaders of the future...more


09-08-2015
A Footprint In Impervious Sand…Not my Legacy
By Ivette Villa

Some say actions speak louder than words. Out of mere curiosity I wanted to challenge this. How could it be that words were not strong enough? People often overlook the power of words until they reach an overall under-appreciation for them...more

09-08-2015
A Chance Meeting, Yet Such An Important One
By Juan Villaseñor

I met a lawyer for the first time when I was 19 years old. Of all places, it was in traffic school, in San Francisco, California, where we both were trying to keep points off our license for a minor traffic violation!..more

08-14-2015
An Eye Opening And Learning Experience
By Jesse Zamora

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..more

08-14-2015
Why Should Becoming A Lawyer Be Up To Luck?
By Franz Hardy

I feel privileged to serve as a mentor for LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede.  Growing up, I did not know of any resource like this and, despite this, feel very lucky to have finished college, law school...more


08-11-2015
An Honor And A Blessing
By Jennifer Tamariz Bautista


Being a LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede Fellow has been both an honor and a blessing.  The relationship I have created with my mentors has definitely been one of the biggest...more

08-11-2015
Why are you willing to spend
the time to be a LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede Mentor?

By Corelle Spettigue

As a young woman who came from a relatively middle class background, I never really doubted that I would someday attend a university...more

08-11-2015
If Only I Knew Then, The Things I Know Now.
By Antonio Gallegos

As a young student, there was a quite bit I didn’t know about pursuing an undergraduate degree, a law degree and a legal career.  LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede ....more

08-11-2015
A Trip of a Lifetime
By Alma Hinojosa

I did not know what to expect when Judge Arguello told me that I would be attending a conference in San Antonio, Texas to speak about LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede. This not only made me feel excited...more


11-25-2014
Inspired by the Foundation of Education
By Shelley Mixion

The thing that inspired me most to join LAW SCHOOL…Sí Se Puede is the exponential power of education.  It not only frees the educated, but it also arms the educated to help others.  As Nelson Mandela said...more

11-25-2014
Building Strong Relationships is a Life Lesson
By Paula Black

Building strong relationships is the foundation of a career. They create openings for opportunities that are unimaginable at the time.
More than 30 years ago there were two young women whose paths would...more

11-25-2014
“It’s Dermot, like Kermit with a ‘D.’ It’s Irish. I immigrated to Colorado in 1989.”
By Dermot Lynch

Small talk becomes memorable—I’ve left a good impression, made you laugh, or perhaps triggered a twinkle in your smiling Irish eye.
My immigration...more

10-27-2014
Why I Work with LAW SCHOOL... Sí Se Puede
By Ed Hopkins

If you asked its current leaders whether they believe the legal profession’s leadership should be more diverse and inclusive, most of them would answer yes. If you asked them what they are doing to help make...more



“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)