Volume VI/Issue IV
FROM THE EDITORS
Welcome to this year’s last issue of the Voice! The period between the end of academic instruction and finals is typically filled with equal parts stress and procrastination, so we wanted to provide you with some reading material during the downtime. Many thanks to the class of 2016 for submitting thoughtful, funny, and sometimes challenging reflections. The UCI Law community can benefit greatly from the wisdom and heart of its graduating students. It has been a pleasure serving as your editors this year, and we look forward to seeing the surprises and treasures that will be revealed in Volume VII. Stay curious, stay attentive, and keep writing!
Jenaun Aboud and Priscilla Guiterrez
WHERE ARE MY LAWTINO PROFESSORS AT?
As of October 2015, Latina/os make up 15.3 percent of the student body—a number that reflects the national Latina/o population. This figure, however, is in stark contrast to the number of Latina/os who make up the current full-time faculty.
UCI LAW’S FIFTH GRADUATING CLASS: LOOKING FORWARD AND BACKWARD
As a member of the fifth graduating class, I hope you’ll indulge me for a minute as I reflect on how well I think that mission is going eight years after our school’s inception, and where I want to see us go in the future.
Before law school, I had unfulfilled dreams of both being an athlete and being part of a team environment. Thanks to UCI Law, I was finally able to accomplish these dreams.
I sincerely hope that as we enter the workforce and as the years take us further and further away from our time in law school, that we not lose the part of ourselves that compelled us to choose an unaccredited, unranked school in the first place.
WE PARTED TOO SOON (OR JUST SOON ENOUGH)
A collection of parting words from UCI Law’s Class of 2016