Admission Fellows' Law Student Diaries

Seattle University School of Law's Admission Fellows are participating in our online student journals. Since the school year began, these current first and second-year students have been gathering their thoughts and reflections about what it means to be a law student here: from classroom experiences to juggling commitments to making the most of their legal educations.

We invite you to travel through the year with the students as they share not only their confidences and anxieties but also their accomplishments and success strategies. Hear what it's like to be an Seattle University law student, as they candidly express views about not only law school, but also the law generally, and their professional aspirations.

New entries will be available periodically as students find time to squeeze their updates into their busy lives.

2019-2020 Participants

Jackie BorgoniaJackie Borgonia ’21

Jackie grew up in Port Orchard, Washington and received a BA in Political Science from Saint Martin’s University. After graduating, she volunteered through AmeriCorps doing college access work for underserved youth. She enjoys dancing, hiking, and loves a good musical. Jackie hopes to use her law degree to create effective and just policies for vulnerable populations.

Read Jackie's diary

Devin HoganDevin Hogan '22

Devin is a native of the east coast and grew up in a small town outside of Baltimore. She pursued her education at the the University of Denver to play lacrosse. She earned a BA in Journalism with a triple minor in Spanish, Communication Studies, and Business. After graduation she worked for a software company in Washington state for three years. Then she moved to North Carolina due to her husband's military career working at a radio station and teaching yoga. She is excited to live back west and hopes to pursue environmental law.

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Andrew LindsayAndrew Lindsay '22

Andrew grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended Vassar College, where he earned a BA in International Studies and minored in French. After graduation, he taught English in Brazil for two years as a Fulbright scholar and worked at Airbnb in San Francisco. Most recently, he worked at an immigration law firm and focused primarily on preparing asylum applications for LGBT clients from Brazil. Andrew plans to pursue a career in immigration law.

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Mynor LopezMynor Lopez '22

Mynor grew up in Granger, Washington and received a B.A. in History from Washington State University. After graduating he worked for the state government and non-profits advocating for disenfranchised communities through legislation and community programs. Mynor hopes to use his legal degree to help support disenfranchised communities and build intergenerational wealth. He enjoys video games, politics, and reading in is free time.

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Noe MerfeldNoe Merfeld '20

Noe grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she studied Law, Societies, and Justice. During her gap year before coming to law school, she traveled to universities across the country as a national consultant for her sorority, Chi Omega. Noe was the first in her family to attend a university and hopes to work in criminal law on criminal justice reform.

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Julissa RachorJulissa Rachor '22

Julissa grew up in San Diego, California and attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon where she graduated with degrees in Political Science, Economics, and International Relations.  After graduating, she worked as a Disability Claims Specialist, assisting clients in applying and obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. She is the first in her family to attend college and be admitted to law school.  Julissa is open to the opportunities presented at Seattle U Law and is hopeful that her passion for advocacy will lead her towards a fulfilling career in law.

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Romulo ValdezRomulo Valdez ’21

Romulo grew up in New Hampshire and earned his BA in English Literature and History from the University of New Hampshire. During his last semester there, he interned at a small personal injury law office in Washington, DC. After living on the east coast most of his life, Romulo moved to Seattle to attend law school and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He plans to pursue a career in civil litigation and civil rights law

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