Alejandra Gancedo

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3rd Year
Undergrad
Florida State University
Hometown
Miami, Florida
Area of Interest
Immigration law, international law, medical malpractice, insurance defense

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
The best experience I have had at the College of Law thus far is serving as an executive board member for the Cuban American Bar Association. I was able to help plan and organize our most popular event, Miami-Dade Days, where FSU law students were able to network with prominent attorneys and Florida Supreme Court justices.

How have you interacted with our alumni network?
I have interacted with our alumni network by attending many of the various workshops hosted by Career Services. One of the most recent job search workshops included several FSU alumni guest speakers, all of whom were more than happy to assist current FSU Law students seeking job opportunities. 

What has been your most challenging experience in law school thus far?
My most challenging experience in law school thus far has been trying to narrow down the areas of law that I am interested in pursuing. My goal is to get a better sense of the practice areas that I am most passionate about and gain experience in those specific types of law. 

Which professor has been particularly helpful to you during your time at the College of Law?
Professor Quintela has been particularly helpful to me during my time at the College of Law due to her devotion to student success. I met Professor Quintela at a Cuban American Bar Association event and immediately noticed her passion for helping FSU Law students accomplish their career goals.

What did you do during your 1L summer?
I completed a judicial externship with Chief Magistrate Judge O’Sullivan during my 1L summer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. My research and writing skills were strengthened during my work as an intern.