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About Guillermo: I am originally from Venezuela and spent 15 years living in south Florida before moving to Dekalb. I have wanted to be an attorney since I was in high school. In the meantime, I attended Florida International University in Miami. After undergrad, I completed private pilot training and received my pilot license. Flying is my passion, and someday, I hope to practice aviation law.
Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience: I worked at a real estate law firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for over a year as a legal assistant. While there, I updated files, drafted pleadings, filed motions, and much more.
What activities are you involved in? I am president of the Latino/a Law Students Association. I am also a member of Delta Theta Phi and the Student Bar Association. This year, I am also competing in the external moot court competition taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
What do you like most about being at NIU Law? I truly enjoy the NIU Law community. This school has been a second home to me, and I enjoy every minute that I am here. Together with other students, the faculty, and administration, there is a strong sense of community and cohesiveness. I feel that I am part of something at NIU Law, which motivates me to come in and enjoy every day I get to spend on campus.
This interview was conducted in Fall 2011.
Graduation Year: 2013
Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Undergraduate Minor: Business and Marketing