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My name is Regina Curran, and I'm 3L. Before coming to Roger Williams I received my BA in Sociology from Texas A&M University. I am originally from both Texas and Oklahoma. I took a short time off after undergrad to work odd jobs, but ultimately knew I was headed for law school. Having...

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Posted by Regina Curran on 11/08/2009 at 12:00 AM

Hello from Texas!

I believe I may have mentioned in this blog that I’m from Texas originally. This past weekend I had the opportunity to come back “home” (same state, different town) to represent Roger Williams at the National Black Pre-Law Conference. It was a fun event and I always enjoy the chance to talk about the law school. Plus I got to see several old friends! This is the second recruiting event I’ve done and I’m starting to notice one of the most popular questions prospective students have asked me is to give them my “sales pitch.” I’ll be honest, I don’t have one. The only thing I can do is tell them about my experience, why I came and Roger Williams, and ask what’s important to them to see if we can meet those needs. So here it is...the reasons I came to/have stayed at/have really enjoyed RWU School of Law:

First, I came from a huge undergraduate university and while I loved every minute of that experience I was looking for something more personal in a law school. I visited schools all over the country (I’m not exaggerating, I even applied to schools in 8 states) and when I came to RWU I really got the feeling that they cared about each individual student. That was extremely important to me and I’ve generally found it to have proven true. Then there’s the fact that I visited on a beautiful fall day, the school is right on the water and the weather was perfect...talk about a selling point! There was also the dedication to public interest law, that was an area I was really interested in and one to which the school is very dedicated. The honors program was another big selling point for me, the opportunity to be a part of a program that would guarantee I wouldn’t come out of law school up to my ears in debt was too good to pass up! Since I’ve been there I’ve found these things to remain true. Plus I enjoy my fellow students. It is not uncommon for students to leave their books and computers at a desk in the library while the go to lunch or class and I believe this is indicative of the type of supportive environment we have here. There are plenty of other reasons I enjoy it and if you come to visit perhaps I’ll give you a tour and we can chat about those things.