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Color of Law Speaker Advises Students

Posted October 9, 2009

The Color of Law Roundtable Discussion series welcomed Alex Toribio, associate attorney at the law firm of McCarter and English, on October 5. Those in attendance had the opportunity to learn about Toribio's current profession as well as the steps he took to get where he is today.

dsc_0014editjpgOne point that Toribio stressed throughout his lecture was the fact that one must have high self esteem in order to be a successful lawyer. He also advised students to have a broad focus while attending law school. "You should look at law school as an overall picture of how you become a lawyer as opposed to what kind of lawyer you want to be," said Toribio. At the conclusion of his lecture, he opened the floor for questions from the audience.

The Color of Law series is designed to expose Western New England College law students to attorneys, professionals, and judges of color from the surrounding area. The next Color of Law Roundtable Speaker will be Dave Vatti, assistant United States attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office. Vatti will speak on November 3 at 12:00 noon in the Blake Law Center.


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