Outstanding Law Student of the Month Award
The VLP is pleased to announce that Lindsey Huang has been selected as our Outstanding Law Student Volunteer for the month of March 2015. Lindsey, a 1L at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, currently participates in the VLP’s Minor Guardianship Project. Lindsey is never shy about volunteering, and is always willing to help when the VLP calls.
Lindsey obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, OH. While attending, Lindsey was the president of the Miami University Rowing Club and worked at the University’s King Library. She also made Dean’s List for eight semesters, and graduated cum laude.
After undergrad, Lindsey moved to Ann Arbor, MI. There, she worked at the University of Michigan Law School’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. After spending three years working for the University of Michigan, Lindsey decided to head to warmer weather. She landed in Tucson, taking a job at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
The following year, Lindsey also enrolled at the University of Arizona College of Law. When asked why she chose the U of A, Lindsey said, “I was attracted to the school’s reputation for a collegial atmosphere – making friends while in school is very important to me!”
Having successfully completed one semester of law school, Lindsey says that her view of the legal system has also changed. Lindsey explained, “I have a more cynical view of the legal system than before – I have learned that sometimes there is no legal remedy for unjust situations, and that there is an access problem for people without means.”
Lindsey is currently involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Student Bar Association, and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. When asked why she chose to become involved with the VLP, Lindsey provided the following response.
I wanted to work with the VLP to help give back to those who need it, and to play a part in helping people navigate what can be a very complicated system. I also get the added bonus of some hands-on experience for myself; and, the break from studying and schoolwork helps put things in perspective – the purpose of everything we do in law school is to be able to help people later.
Lindsey shared that the most important thing she’s learned as a VLP participant is that “it is not so scary to talk to a judge.” Lindsey said, “Working in the Minor Guardianship Project has really increased my confidence in the court room.”
When she’s not studying, Lindsey is training for marathons, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé and dog. Her favorite vacation has been road-tripping up the cost of California. And her favorite Tucson restaurant is the popular breakfast-spot Prep and Pastry.
When asked about her dream job, Lindsey shared that she would love to return to law school admissions someday.
Thank you for being a great volunteer, Lindsey!