Kate Dwyer - Public Interest Fellow and Lawyer

Kate Dwyer explains the dangers of toxic positivity and why social media is a great resource for lawyers.

Kate Dwyer, a Northeastern University School of Law graduate, explains the benefits of working for her law school and taking control over the bar exam.

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Kate Dwyer - Public Interest Fellow and Lawyer

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Kate Dwyer - Public Interest Fellow and LawyerKate Dwyer - Public Interest Fellow and Lawyer

Show notes

When a tweet about withdrawing from the bar exam went viral, Kate Dwyer embraced the attention and interacted with hundreds of people about how to trust yourself and your journey. After working as a paralegal in a plaintiff’s attorney and immigration office, Kate decided to attend law school and develop more practical legal skills. So when Kate Dwyer failed the bar exam, then withdrew from the next exam, Kate had to change her career plans. At the time of the recording, Kate Dwyer was a fellow with the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration, where she was a project manager and grant writer. Currently, Kate Dwyer is working as a program coordinator for refugee family reunification.

Listen to learn:

  • How to trust yourself
  • The importance of jobs where your JD is an advantage
  • Why a paralegal would attend law school 

We also discuss:

  • How to the bar exam affects your mental health
  • Best career choices if you have a JD and an interest in immigration/immigrant civil rights
  • Why you should forgive yourself for failing the bar exam

Kate Dwyer is not licensed to practice law. Learn more about Kate Dwyer:  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kateelldee


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