Interesting that the alumni sending this email graduated in 2010 and is now a career counselor at the Law School. Did she spend three years at Tulane Law to become a career counselor for them? They couldn't find a Latino grad actually doing legal work?
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We hope the letter below, from a 2010 alumna, will encourage you to apply to Tulane Law School. Your application fee will automatically be waived if you apply through the LSAC electronic application service.
As a Latina and Tulane Law School alum, I encourage you to consider applying to Tulane. The amazing education I received at Tulane helped catapult my legal career.
I decided to apply to Tulane because of the school’s strong commitment to community: Tulane was the first law school to require its students to participate in Pro Bono work. I knew that I wanted to go to law school to gain a skill set that would help me advocate for those who needed a voice. Both Tulane and the city of New Orleans were perfect places to begin my journey.
As a Latino student at Tulane, I was President of La Alianza del Derecho as well as the Southeast Regional Director of the National Latino/a Law Student Association. Through those organizations, I was able to network with Latino attorneys and other Latino law students. We participated in weekly legal services clinics for Spanish speakers, organized several volunteer service opportunities for the growing Latino community in New Orleans, and hosted valuable speaker events for the Tulane student body.
Tulane offers a strong curriculum and a diverse student body. The curriculum offers a wide range of substantive areas, including international and comparative law, environmental law, sports law, admiralty & maritime law, and intellectual property. Students of color make up twenty percent of the student body. New Orleans gives students exposure to the rich and diverse cultures the city has to offer.
I hope that you will apply to Tulane Law School and consider joining our community. My experiences at Tulane have opened many doors and introduced me to a diverse legal world. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to know more about my experiences.
Patricia M. Guzmán
TLS class of 2010