Faulkner Law Student Profile – Latoria Lewis
Name: Latoria Lewis
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Undergraduate Institution: Christian Brothers University
Year in school: 3L
Q: Why did you choose to study law?
I wanted to study law because I truly wanted to help those who could not speak for themselves. I want to make a difference in my community and help to enact change in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
Q: Why did you choose Faulkner Law?
I chose Faulkner Law because I loved the concept of a “Christian” law school. I had never heard of a law school that based their foundations of learning on the Christian faith, and I knew this was the school I wanted to attend.
Q: What are you involved in on campus?
I am very involved on campus. My 2L year I held the position of secretary in the Women’s Legal Society and the Black Law Student Association. I am also a circulation student worker at the law school library.
Q: What are you involved in around the community?
I have volunteered with the Montgomery March of Dimes to help raise money for their organization, as well as Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery. I am also the Moot Specialist for the Southern Regional Black Law Student Association.
Q: What is your current job?
Currently, I am working at the Alabama Department of Public Health. Next semester, I will be working at the Montgomery County District Attorneys’ Office.
Q: Favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is learning about public health issues for the state. Currently, I am preparing for my first two case hearings seeking licensure revocation.
Q: Career goals upon law school graduation?
My goal upon law school graduation is to practice in the field of health law. I hope to work for the Tennessee Health Department in Nashville, Tennessee, or I would love to work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the general counsel or with the hospital’s Compliance Department.
Q: Hobbies and Interests?
I enjoy shopping and spending time with family and friends. I love spending time at church on Sundays. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing new things in life.
Q: What advice would you give someone considering law school?
The comparison of law school and a full- time job is very accurate. Law school is very different from undergraduate studies. It takes hard work and determination, especially in a student’s first year. Law school requires self-discipline and understanding that one might spend a Friday and Saturday night doing work. However, the reward is great at the end of the day for anyone who wants to study and practice law.