Amanda Lee Esparza- MSU College of Law

1. Please tell us about yourself.

I’m 26 and from Raymondville, TX. I majored in Government at The University of Texas at Austin.


2. What first made you want to go to law school?

– I “liked” to argue and hoped for a career in politics one day. I noticed politicians tend to be lawyers so I thought going to law school would lay a foundation for a political career and teach me more about the intricacies of the government I’ve come to love.


3. Why did you choose your law school?

– MSU provides numerous opportunities for practical experience and experiential learning. Additionally, the faculty and administration are very one-on-one when it comes to academic and personal concerns. The scholarship was generous as well.


4. What is one thing you wish you knew about law school or the admissions process ahead of time?

– I wish I knew that schools provide plenty of fee waivers for visit days. I wish I had a larger insight in how grades work and the meaning of “supplements.”


5. What student organizations or activities are you involved in?

– I’m involved in the Latino Law Society, the Trial Practice Institute, Mindfulness Society, Mock Trial, and also participated in the Civil Rights Clinic.


6. Discuss any exciting jobs or internships you’ve had while in law school.

– During my first summer, I interned for the Chief Justice of a state appellate court then spent the following summer at the attorney general’s office.


7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

– I watch lots of trash reality TV and YouTube dance videos.


8. What is your dream career?

To be an Assistant United States Attorney.