As a first generation female student interested in pursuing a career in the field of law, I felt insecure about law school, law careers, and what they entail. PLEN changed that. The Women, Law and Legal Advocacy seminar transformed the way I see the field of law and made me feel more knowledgeable about what … Continue reading I Can Do This. I Can Be Here. I Can Work Here and Make a Difference.
My experience at the PLEN seminar for Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar has helped solidify my future career goals. Coming into this seminar, I did not know what to expect. My school, the University of Florida, does not have a PLEN chapter. While searching the internet for organizations catering to women interested in law, … Continue reading I am Now More Certain in my Desire to Make a Difference
The first time I heard about PLEN was at the National Conference of College Women Leaders held by AAUW. I attended a workshop on Women in Global Policy and Chideza Mufunde mentioned PLEN. At the time I was a recent college graduate searching for my next steps. It was a major transition point, and this … Continue reading I Promise to Be Relentless and Bold
I learned about this seminar through a previous PLEN Ambassador, Lauren Golliday, from my university. She encouraged me to get more involved with the legal community. I felt it was important to attend Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy because I wanted to surround myself with other professionals and students who are doing the same things … Continue reading PLEN Gave Me New Avenues to Explore
Attending a PLEN conference affirmed not only my aspirations, but my confidence in my own capabilities. I have long desired to attend law school. Being a lawyer is an occupation that requires dedication and perseverance. The women who spoke with and mentored us at the Women’s Law and Legal Advocacy seminar highlighted the various paths that lead to … Continue reading How PLEN Helped Me Believe in Myself
I learned about PLEN my freshman year of college but I put it off for years. Coming from an immigrant working class family, I did not think I would be able to afford the trip. However, with the help of my government professor and a previous PLEN ambassador, I was encouraged to sign up my … Continue reading How PLEN Made Me More Self-Aware