My favorite memory was wrapping up fall 1L. We celebrated together and were really happy it was over. It felt like a huge weight came off even if it was just for that moment.
Lisa M. Jiron
“What if changing the world was just about being here, by showing up no matter how many times we get told we don’t belong, by staying true even when we’re shamed into being false, by believing in ourselves even when we’re told we’re too different? And if we all held on to that, if we refuse to budge and fall in line, if we stood our ground for long enough, just maybe… The world can’t help but change around us.”
Quiero decirle gracias a mis padres. Por tener la fuerza de levantarse cada mañana. Por todo los sacrificios que hicieron para que llegue este día. Gracias a los dos por animarme cuando tuve duda de llegar hasta aquí. Por siempre diciendo que le eche las ganas. Por mi papá, de haber tener el sueño de llegar a los Estados Unidos y formando mi curiosidad intellectual. A mi mamá por su apoyo, llevándome a la librería cuando necesitaba ayuda, y siempre motivándome a aspirar a más. Este logro es para ustedes.
To my family, thanks for understanding the times I couldn’t be as present due to my studies, it was never easy for me. Thank you for helping me by taking things off my plate and putting up with my ramblings about law school over dinner. Thanks for learning civ pro by watching my cousin Vinny, and running through hypos with me. Thanks Celine and Osman for cheering me on from several miles away at times. Thanks Henry for encouraging me from the LSAT, to applying for two cycles, all three years of law school, and uplifting me each time I was too hard on myself. I appreciate all of you for never doubting my ability to get to this day despite how hard it was. Your kind words motivated me to keep moving forward even when I wanted to give up.
Thank you to all of my friends for helping and inspiring me along the way. I’m glad to have each of you in my life.