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Linda Tappa is a third-year student at RWU Law.

Linda was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and she and her family immigrated to Austin, Texas, after winning the Green Card Lottery when she was 4 years old. Linda is the former President of the Black Law Students Association and is currently the...

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Posted by Linda Tappa
11/01/2016 at 02:49 PM
The summer began with me as a hopeful, and somewhat energized 2L -- and ended with me hired as a staff attorney for after graduation at a top public service law organization. How, you ask? It all began when I walked into Veronica Paricio’s office in February, panicked because I had yet to secure an internship for the summer. Together, we found an organization called Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (“TRLA”), which, even though I knew nothing about them at the time, is the third largest legal services provider in the nation. I applied and through the unexpected coincidence of a Rhode Island...