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Student Spotlight: Brooke Skiles, 2L

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Meet Brooke Skiles, 2L and learn more about her story at South Texas Law in this Student Spotlight by the Career Resource Center. 

Why did you choose to attend South Texas College of Law Houston? 

I chose South Texas College of Law because the school was highly recommended by a close friend’s family members, who previously attended STCL Houston. With their support and the encouragement from my family, I decided to move to Houston to attend South Texas Law.

Where are you working this summer?

This summer, I will be working as a law clerk at Skillern Law Firm in Houston. I secured my summer employment opportunity by reaching out to the firm manager, expressing my interest in obtaining experience in the practice of family law. Shortly afterward, I was offered an opportunity to interview with the firm. I must thank Katie Silver for encouraging me to make the initial contact with the firm and for guiding me through the interview process!

What are your career goals for the future?

My career goal is to work at a family law firm in Houston.

How did the Career Resource Center help you successfully navigate the recruitment process? 

The Career Resource Center supported me and reassured me throughout my entire recruitment process. The team ensured that my resume highlighted my skills and experiences, prepared me for my interviews, and always kept my interests in mind when suggesting potential employment opportunities. I greatly appreciate how easy it is to reach out to anyone at the CRC for quick advice or even if you just need a bit of encouragement!

What piece of advice would you share with future law students going through recruitment?

I would advise future law students going through recruitment to not be afraid to reach out and make that first connection! It can be daunting to send that first email or make that initial phone call, but once you do so many doors will open with opportunities. I would also advise them to utilize all their resources, especially the CRC. Overall, be your authentic self and have confidence!

Which professors have influenced you and or your career path the most?

One of the professors that has influenced me is Professor Peters. She provided a great foundation for legal research and writing and motivated me to push myself in becoming a better legal writer. It is apparent that she genuinely cares about her students and doesn’t hesitate to provide advice or help when asked.

What student organizations have you been involved with?

Currently, I am the social media coordinator for the Family Law & Probate Society. It is somewhat of a newer organization at South Texas Law, but it has been a great resource for connecting to other students with an interest in pursuing a career in family law. 

Beyond the CRC, how has the law school community supported your growth?

As a first-generation law student from a small town in Arkansas, I knew I wanted to attend a law school that would provide a tight knit community to support me throughout my journey. Not only has the faculty at South Texas provided me with the support and encouragement I need, but also has introduced me to a close network of alumni.

Everyone I have had the opportunity to meet has been the most welcoming and eager to help me in any way they can. Along with the faculty and alumni, some of my classmates have become what I know will be lifelong friends. 

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