Nicholas Lovelace

Nicholas Lovelace

Class of 2018

BA, Political Science with a minor in Diversity
BA, Law, Societies & Justice with a minor in Human Rights
University of Washington

What did you do before law school, and what led to you pursue a law degree?

Before attending law school, I was working as an operations director for a real estate firm primarily helping people buy homes. I had always wanted to be a lawyer, and in that position I was constantly writing contracts and amendments, researching titles, and various other tasks dealing with real estate transactions. After doing that for several years, I decided to take the LSAT and apply to law school.

What activities are you involved in at the law school or in the community?

While attending Seattle University School of Law, I've been actively involved with the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) as their 1L Section Representative. PILF provides grants to students who work in unpaid internships dedicated to the public interest. It has been very rewarding to know that I'm helping people to allow them to help others.

What have you found most valuable during your law school education?

There are a number of things I have found valuable during my legal education: the top-notch professors, who are always there to answer your questions; the library staff, who are an excellent resource while researching complex legal issues; and the friends I've made while attending here, who are always good to study with.

What advice would you offer a prospective law student?

Assignments may seem daunting at first, but do not let that stress you out. There are a number of resources to aid you in your studies. Do not hesitate to use those resources because they are there to make sure that you succeed.

Make sure to take time to enjoy yourself, and avail yourself of all the various student groups that are present on campus.

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