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Category: Success Story

Sander Saba

By Siena Hohne On their first day of law school, Sander Saba met with their advisor and disclosed their fear that in order to be a successful lawyer, they would have to live within the gender binary. Saba’s advisor immediately allayed their fears and reassured them that they shouldn’t hide themself just to conform to […]

Debra Zepeda

Sometimes, life doesn’t always go according to plan. Debra Zepeda can certainly attest to this, having grown up most of her early life imagining she would become an engineer. Today, she’s an attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner practicing patent law.  Throughout her life, Debra was always drawn to building and fixing things, figuring out […]

Kaleigh McManus Hartigan

As a first generation college student, Kaleigh McManus Hartigan always felt that it was difficult to make the same connections as other law students, until she came to the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair.  Kaleigh completed her undergraduate degree at Worcester State University in Massachusetts as an Urban Studies and Planning Major. Toward the […]

Thomas Rucker

When Thomas Rucker chose to attend the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, he knew that he would have to push himself to build his own networks and seek out his own opportunities. After seeking out the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair in 2016, Rucker landed his dream job as a summer […]

Zach Baumann

Zach Baumann is a current 3L at the University of Houston Law Center, focusing his studies on health law. “I’ve always been interested in how the government works, and [his decision to attend law school] was right around when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being implemented. A lot of the classes at the time […]

Whitney Williams

  Whitney Williams knows what it’s like to create space for herself and enter a room prepared to make things happen. A recent Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law graduate, she is about to start a job at her dream firm at Littler Mendelson P.C. after connecting with the firm at the 2019 Lavender Law® […]

Arielle B. Adler

Arielle B. Adler first attended Lavender Law® as a law student in 2011, and has been drawn to the annual Conference and Career Fair ever since. “I went in with the mentality I would make the most that I could out of it,” said Adler, who felt incredibly fortunate to attend the conference with the […]

Matt Dobbins

Matt Dobbins first attended Lavender Law® in 2009 as a law student at the University of North Carolina. He was so nervous to speak to different firms that he barely even remembers the event: but he still managed to impress Chris Bacon and Corey Divine of Vinson & Elkins, who described him as someone who […]

Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin, a Miami native, will start her career in labor and employment law this summer with Fisher & Phillips, with which she interviewed at the 2019 Lavender Law® Career Fair. “I got my dream job,” Robin told us. “I knew I wanted to do employment law and was hoping to get a job at […]

Brian Rice

Brian P. Rice is a prime example of what it means to be a success in the legal field.  He attended our 2003 Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair as a rising 3L, hoping to network with a handful of firms. Little did he know, the connections he made at Lavender Law would spur him […]