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Created by D.C. “Lawtina” Gidget Benitez, the AfroLawtina podcast was created to address several topics that Black and Latina law students face including: strategies to succeed in law school; how to "adult" throughout the process; knowledge you don't always hear about (like the fact that you can get a law firm to pay for your bar exam preparation or that you can work for a judge); time management and organization tools; multiple career paths, and more. "AfroLAWtina" is specifically geared towards Black and Latina students thinking about law school, currently in law school, and recently graduated from law school. The goal? To answer all of the questions that make you say, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” Let's do this.Plus, check out the AfroLAWtina website for scholarships, internship listings, and other stuff you need to know. Podcast made to celebrate Black & Brown Law Girl Magic, answering all the questions that make you go, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?”

Created by D.C. “Lawtina” Gidget Benitez, the AfroLawtina podcast was created to address several topics that Black and Latina law students face including: strategies to succeed in law school; how to "adult" throughout the process; knowledge you don't always hear about (like the fact that you can get a law firm to pay for your bar exam preparation or that you can work for a judge); time management and organization tools; multiple career paths, and more. "AfroLAWtina" is specifically geared towards Black and Latina students thinking about law school, currently in law school, and recently graduated from law school. The goal? To answer all of the questions that make you say, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” Let's do this.Plus, check out the AfroLAWtina website for scholarships, internship listings, and other stuff you need to know. Podcast made to celebrate Black & Brown Law Girl Magic, answering all the questions that make you go, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?”
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Created by D.C. “Lawtina” Gidget Benitez, the AfroLawtina podcast was created to address several topics that Black and Latina law students face including: strategies to succeed in law school; how to "adult" throughout the process; knowledge you don't always hear about (like the fact that you can get a law firm to pay for your bar exam preparation or that you can work for a judge); time management and organization tools; multiple career paths, and more. "AfroLAWtina" is specifically geared towards Black and Latina students thinking about law school, currently in law school, and recently graduated from law school. The goal? To answer all of the questions that make you say, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” Let's do this.Plus, check out the AfroLAWtina website for scholarships, internship listings, and other stuff you need to know. Podcast made to celebrate Black & Brown Law Girl Magic, answering all the questions that make you go, “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?”

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Episodes

Did You Get the Memo? Bärí A. Williams Gets Real About Diversity in Tech, Tools, and Priorities in Negotiating Salaries

10/22/2019
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On this week’s episode of AfroLAWtina, I spoke with Bärí A. Williams - a tech and internet law rockstar. By the way, she’s the attorney that shut down a rapper on Twitter when he tried to mansplain about the Fyre Festival 👀 Tune in to hear a REAL conversation on tips to negotiate your salary (cut down on that wage gap!), tools like books that address everything “Lean In” DIDN’T, and entering spaces like tech law where Black and Hispanic women are heavily underrepresented. About Bärí: Bärí...

Duration:00:41:20

Options for your JD, from A to Z: Willmary Escoto talks Growing up in Santo Domingo, Career Options for her JD, and Battling Mansplaining

10/17/2019
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This week, AfroLAWtina spoke with Willmary Escoto, an AfroLAWtina herself! Listen to hear about her decision to study intellectual property law & trade law, what it means to work in regulatory compliance (and how she discovered the option in the first place!), her experience as an AfroLatina in the legal field, and why it’s so important to have representation on all levels of law. ⠀ ⠀ About Willmary: Willmary Escoto is a Junior Regulatory Compliance Consultant for a health, safety, and...

Duration:00:23:49

Why You Never Hear About 2L: Assistant District Attorney Brianna Vaughan Gets Real About the Busiest Law School Year

10/1/2019
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Nobody ever really talks about 2L... until now! Tune in to this episode of AfroLAWtina to hear from Brianna Vaughan, Esq. about her 2L experience, how she prepared for her interviews to become an Assistant District Attorney, and some of the raw moments that made her realize she wanted to work in her own community. Key fact: Prosecutors decide when to bring a case or drop charges. They also decide how and when to bring charges, as well as the level of charges and sentences to pursue. In...

Duration:00:37:49

Professor, Advocate, Hermana: Paulina Vera, Esq. talks Immigration Law, Overcoming Imposter Thoughts, and Mental Health Awareness

9/24/2019
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On this episode of AfroLAWtina, we get to speak to Hermanas in the Law Creator and law clinic Professor Paulina Vera, Esq.! Join us as Paulina talks about what inspired her to become an immigration attorney and advocate, her experiences becoming a law clinic professor, and her openness on the importance of mental health awareness. As always, the conversations are REAL and the advice is legit. Tune in and subscribe anywhere you get podcasts! About Paulina Vera, Esq.: Paulina Vera, Esq. is...

Duration:00:36:53

That Thing, That Thing, That Thing - Battling Negative Body Image and Being Mindful of Hookup Culture in Law School with Felicia Hernandez

9/17/2019
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Girl, you know you better watch out... ♫ Time to address something you rarely hear about when entering law school: battling negative body image and the hookup culture. Join AfroLAWtina as we have a real conversation with body-positive activist and health educator Felicia Hernandez. We talk about the very real thoughts that may pop up after a few months of sitting and studying without much movement, as well as how to be mindful that a hookup culture may exist at your school and how to be...

Duration:00:31:46

Real Talk with a Solo Practitioner: Neena Speer, Esq. Talks HBCUs, Solo Atty Life, and Grace

9/10/2019
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Join us AfroLAWtina for another amazing episode, this time, featuring Neena Speer, Esq. Tune in to hear a real conversation about what it's like to attend an HBCU versus a PWI (and what those terms mean), the lessons learned in having to re-take the bar exam (not just the ones in the test booklets), the journey of starting your own law firm, and living a faith-centered life & legal career. About Neena Speer: As a purpose-driven, inspiring, and dedicated professional, Neena Speer is a solo...

Duration:00:39:47

Getting the Job and Staying True to Yourself: Navigating Law School, OCI, and Clerkships with Professor Joseline Hardrick

9/3/2019
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Join us on AfroLAWtina as we kick off Season 2 with a phenomenal episode with WMU Cooley Law Professor Joseline Hardrick. Tune in as we discuss things Black and Hispanic women should take into consideration when deciding where to go for law school, a fantastic breakdown of what a judicial clerkship is and why you should do one, and tips on how to navigate the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process successfully. Listen and subscribe to episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and...

Duration:00:42:10

Bonus Episode - Incoming 1L Natasha Alvarado Interviews Gidget Benitez - AfroLAWtina

8/27/2019
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Welcome back to AfroLAWtina! To celebrate the start of law school and the upcoming Season 2 launch, we did a bonus episode! Tune in to hear incoming 1L Natasha Alvarado interview me about law review (what's that?!), things you should do early in the semester to prepare, and the key to success in law school: hustle. Make sure to like and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and anywhere you get your podcasts! Support the show

Duration:00:35:00

Ep. 9 - Living Your Authentic Self as a Lawyer and WOC with Karima Mariama-Arthur

7/2/2019
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It's episode 9 and we are closing out season 1 with Karima Mariama-Arthur, Founder of WordSmithRapport. As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WordSmithRapport™, Karima brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of human capital asset growth and professional development. Join us for a real conversation on living authentically as a lawyer and woman of color, from beating the expectations of others who want you to fail...

Duration:00:31:17

Ep. 8 - Secure the Bag, Secure the Degree! Scholarships with Yaritza Gonzalez

6/18/2019
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College and law school are expensive! Meet Yaritza Gonzalez, College Money Chica, who used scholarships to pay for her entire college and master's degrees! Tune in to hear about scholarship application strategies, tuition reimbursement programs (where your employer pays for your degree!), and how to find scholarships for undocumented students! Support the show

Duration:00:30:30

Ep. 7 - Time to "Own Your Brilliance!" Calling Out Imposter Syndrome with Michelle M. Gomez

6/4/2019
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Are you Superwoman? The Perfectionist? The Expert? Join AfroLAWtina and Latina Career Coach, Michelle M. Gomez, for an in-depth conversation on Imposter Syndrome, how to identify your archetype, and how to tap into your inherent value and find your voice as you look towards a career in law. This is the conversation we all wish we'd had before college and law school and the words of wisdom we need now more than ever. Whether you're in college, applying to law school, a rising 2L, or preparing...

Duration:00:27:59

Ep. 6 - A REAL Conversation with a Law School Admissions Officer

6/1/2019
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I told you to give me a minute, and I'll be right back! ;) Welcome back to AfroLAWtina! Dive into Episode 6, where I have a REAL conversation with a Law School Admissions Officer from a top 15 law school. We get real answers to some of the questions you've been thinking about: LSAT or GRE? Does part-time work really make up for extracurriculars on my resume? How do I prepare for the LSAT if I can't afford a prep course? TUNE IN NOW and don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,...

Duration:00:26:00

Ep. 1 - Tackling Finals

4/7/2019
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This is the debut episode of AfroLAWtina! The point of this podcast is to address several topics that Black and Latina law students face, including how to succeed; how to adult; things they don't teach you in law school; time and stress management; multiple career paths and more! It is all specifically geared towards minority female law students, women thinking about law school and recent grads - basically answering all of the questions that make you go, "Why didn't anyone tell me...

Duration:00:21:10

Ep. 2 - Tips on Finding a Mentor

4/7/2019
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You asked, I listened! Here are some tips on finding and building a mentor/mentee relationship. Plus tune in all the way to the end to hear this episode's Mention! Did you know it's Mental Health Awareness Month? You can read this episode's Mention, here: latinousa.org/2018/05/16/latinasmentalhealth/ Support the show

Duration:00:18:42

Ep. 5 - Negotiating Your Law School Financial Aid Package

12/8/2018
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Did you know that you can negotiate your law school financial aid package BEFORE you start law school? Here's a little-known tip that us future esquires need to know about. Tune in now for this quick tip episode and make sure to follow AfroLAWtina on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Support the show

Duration:00:05:43

Ep 4 - Barriers To Higher Education For Latino/as

11/7/2018
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We're back with episode 4 and our very FIRST interview! Tune in now for an engaging conversation on barriers to higher education for Latino/as and how we as a community can do something about it. Support the show

Duration:00:36:53

Ep. 3 - The Bar Exam Q&D

8/18/2018
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AFL is back! You asked about the bar exam, so here it is! Listen to this episode to get the quick and dirty on what the bar exam is, what it's like and tips on how to approach the process of preparing for it. Get your notebooks ready! Support the show

Duration:00:35:47