Monday, November 12, 2018

Introduction: Nicole Dela Rosa

Welcome to the Jury of Peers everyone! My name is Nicole, and I can’t believe I’m a 2L at Loyola Law School! I’m a returning blogger here, and last year, I wrote all about my 1L adventures. So a little back story on me: I went to the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated in 2015 with degrees in English and Global Studies. Go Gauchos! After undergrad, I worked as a legal assistant at a boutique law firm in the Inland Empire that specialized in workers’ compensation, personal injury, and trusts and estates. This was a great opportunity for me to learn about the legal field and really test my interest in a legal career. Fortunately, I really enjoyed what I was doing, and now I’m here at Loyola working toward my dream of becoming an attorney!

While it would be a lie to say that 1L year wasn’t a challenge from time to time, there definitely were its highlights and perks like meeting new people and making new friends, getting back into the school grind, going to school in the big city, and ultimately the exhilaration of growing and learning new things (Note: going to law school will change the way you watch shows like Law and Order… you’ve been warned!).

This semester I have a pretty full plate. Currently, I’m working as a research assistant for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) and a clinical student for the Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI). On top of that, I make sure to stay involved in other extra-curricular activities. I’m a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions, historian for the Loyola Immigration Law Society (IMLS), and members for the Entertainment and Sports Law Society (ESLS) and Women in Entertainment Law Society (WELS) respectively. While at times it can be a challenge trying to balance everything, it’s one I welcome because I’m really trying to figure out what area of the law I really want to go into after law school, and I feel like the only way to truly know is to try it out. Currently, I’m looking into transactional entertainment law because I really enjoyed my contracts course last semester and entertainment law has always been something I’ve been very interested in. But who really knows! It’s a new year with a new things to learn, new goals to strive for, and new adventures to experience! Stay tuned friends, I can’t wait to see and share what this year holds in store!

Until next time!