Eugenia Lee- University of Chicago Law School

1. Please tell us about yourself
I am 23 years old. My undergraduate institution was the University of Miami, where I majored in Psychology and Political Science. My hometown is Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2. What first made you want to go to law school?
My high school history teacher recommended I think about a career in law, since I liked reading and writing, and I really enjoyed the undergrad law classes I took.

3. Why did you choose your law school?
I liked the small class size, how accessible professors were, and the emphasis on intellectual curiosity fostered by the University of Chicago Law School.

4. What is one thing you wish you knew about law school or the admissions process ahead of time?
One thing I wish I knew is that the ranking of the law school one chooses to attend is not as important as it seems, and (especially when financial aid is a consideration) plenty of great opportunities are available to students from non-T14 schools.

5. What student organizations or activities are you involved in?
I am president of my school’s First Generation Professionals student association and the mentoring director of the Latinx Law Students Association.

6. Discuss any exciting jobs or internships you’ve had while in law school.
I worked at CIBC Bank in Chicago over my 1L summer and got to work on several loan agreements between the Bank and its clients. The experience gave me a lot of insight about the contract negotiation process, and reaffirmed my interest in pursuing transactional work.

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to do yoga, travel, and try out new restaurants and cafes in the city.

8. What is your dream career?
Currently, I’d like to spend some time working at an international law firm and gain experience as a transactional attorney.