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Luz Mercado

Hometown: 

Colombia

Class Year: 

2013

Prior Education: 

Harvard Negotiation Institute, Deal Design and Implementation

Universidad de los Andes, Long Degree on Public Law

Universidad de los Andes, Law School

What I Did Before Law School:

After graduating from High School I started with Law School

 

Why I Chose Penn Law:

I chose Penn for several reasons: (i) The prestige of the University and especially of the Law School and Wharton; (ii) The Wharton Certificate; (iii) The city, that is amazing and with affordable prices for students; (iv) Penn is an Ivy League.

 

My Best Experience at Penn Law:

Overall the experience its great, its amazing how a year can influence your entire career and your perspective about your practice of law and the world. The best experience was to get to know people from all over the world, share experiences and visions of the world and of the law.

 

Professor Who Influenced Me Most:

Jill Fisch

 

My Favorite Course:

Corporations

 

My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:

I had a lot of great moments, but I think a BBQ that we made on Fairmount Park with several LLM´s just when spring was starting after a very long winter.

 

What I’m Most Proud Of:

Helping as a translator an immigrant that illegally cross the border to obtain his green card. He crossed when he was 14 after being neglected and abused by his family at his home country. Being able to help people feels great

 

My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:

A lot of pro-bono work, sports, latin american club and in general going to all conferences that the Law School and the University offer.

My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:

Locust walk…its simply amazing!!!

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