As all of my past blogs have pointed out, Loyola is unique. Today, I want to discuss Loyola’s commitment to supporting careers in public interest law. To motivate students to dive straight into the public interest field, Loyola requires all students to complete 40 hours of pro bono work. In all honesty, Loyola’s pro bono requirement was one of the many reasons why I felt like Loyola would be a good fit for me. Even though I plan to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, I am extremely excited to complete my pro bono work over the next couple of years. It will give me an opportunity to get experience in a field that I am passionate about, but may never have another chance to fully pursue given my chosen career trajectory.
At this point, I have not given much thought to what avenue I want to take to complete my hours, but I do have a couple of ideas. I believe that working in immigration law or child advocacy can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Hopefully, by this time next year, I will have completed some (or all) of my pro bono hours and will be able to share an in-depth look into the world of public interest law. In the meantime, I look forward to figuring out exactly how I want to use my pro bono hours to explore the public interest field.