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Roxana Lopez

Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano, L.L.P. — Weslaco, Texas

Roxana Lopez

How did you get your job, and how long have you been there? 

Before the end of the Spring semester, I contacted firms in my hometown to secure a summer job. JGKL responded to my resume and writing sample, and I was hired right after my interview. 

What is the most challenging part about your job?

The most challenging part of my job has been learning new areas of law in order to produce satisfactory research for the attorneys. Some topics were complex, but it is nonetheless very interesting to explore areas of law not yet covered in my legal education.

How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path? 

The jobs I have had before introduced me to family and criminal law. My experience at this firm has exposed me to real estate law, probate law, estate planning, and much more. Producing work pertaining to these areas of law has helped me decide what I want to practice in my career. 

What is the one piece of advice you have for other students? 

Walk into your clerkship every day as if you are already employed as an associate. This mindset will boost the quality of your work product and serve as a reminder of the reason why you chose to go to law school.