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.

2018-2019 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.
E-mail: borgoniajeaq@seattleu.edu

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Cloie ChapmanCloie Chapman ’20

Cloie Chapman grew up in Issaquah and has lived in Washington her whole life. She attended Fairhaven College at Western Washington University and got her self-designed BA in Political Science with a minor in Law, Diversity and Justice and emphasis in American Cultural Studies and Environmental Policy. After graduating, she worked at Fairhaven College as she prepared to attend law school. At Seattle U Law, she plans to pursue a career in civil rights work and hopes to affect change in state or federal policy.
E-mail: chapma15@seattleu.edu

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Noe MerfeldNoe Merfeld ’20

Noe grew up in Vancouver, WA 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.
E-mail: merfeldn@seattleu.edu

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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
E-mail: romulovaldez@seattleu.edu

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Stefanie YoungStefanie Young ’19

Stefanie is from Hong Kong and attended Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Psychology and minored in Kinesiology. She also played four years of collegiate basketball. Stefanie is inspired and motivated to make an impact within mental health law and family law.
E-mail: youngs5@seattleu.edu

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