Friday, August 19, 2022

Summer Plans

The spring semester at law schools, especially at Loyola, is always filled with new possibilities as to what the summer will hold. There are so many opportunities for students, including on-campus clinics, and the hundreds of externships Southern California, even nationwide, have to offer. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, students can always start by narrowing their options down by their interest. As a student interested in family law, I exclusively looked for summer opportunities in the public and private sector that were family law based. I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a summer associate position with Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt and Klein, one of the largest family law practices in Southern California. I am greatly honored to be accepted into this position, as many family law firms do not offer summer associate positions. This opportunity would not be possible without the various resources at Loyola. For example, I first learned not only about this position, but family law in general, from my alumni mentor, Ms. Ashley Andrews. We were matched under the Loyola Alumni Mentorship program and she has been a great resource for finding opportunities. Secondly, the Judicial Field Placement program run by Professor Delfino was an immense help in acquiring this position. I truly feel my experience working with a family law judge in the Superior Court was critical to my application. Finally, the Collaborative Family Law Clinic in the Center for Conflict Resolution offered by Loyola was great experience to make me a strong candidate. I am so grateful for the opportunities at Loyola, and am excited to start at my summer associate position!