“I was initially attracted to UB School of Law because of the Innocence Project. I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities.”
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York & Providence, Rhode Island
Undergraduate: Roger Williams University
Minor: Criminal Justice
Graduate Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Major: Forensic Psychology
Legal Interests: I'm interested in Criminal Defense (public interest in general), Movement/Radical Lawyering
Activities: BLSA, NEBLSA, LALSA, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
Why UB School of Law: I was initially attracted to the School of Law because of the Innocence Project. I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities, specifically defend Black and Latinx from being victims of mass incarceration. Additionally, I am interested in UB's JD/Ph.D. joint degree program. I enjoy conducting research and hope that my JD and Ph.D. will complement each other through-out my career. At some point of my life I would like to become a professor at a HBCU or Latinx serving institution.
Advice for new law students: Figure out what works best for YOU. This relates to studying, how often you go out to social events, career interests, etc. Do not follow the crowd, because everyone works differently.
Fun Fact: I have a decent collection of books related to Black history and liberation, Latinx culture, and poetry. Feel free to message me if you would like to borrow or take one!
Have questions about being a law student? Contact Natalie (firstname.lastname@example.org).