Jillian Melinek

Melinek headshot
2nd Year
University of Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Area of Interest
Public interest, civil rights, and criminal law

Why should a prospective student choose FSU College of Law?
Although most law schools have astonishing faculty and credentials, FSU College of Law puts in the effort to allow students to truly connect with the faculty and embrace the high credentials they have. The law school cares not only about gaining spots in the ranks, but they put in the work to make sure students are climbing up their own ladder and reaching their goals. 

What are your post-graduation plans?
I want to go back to South Florida and work in the public interest sector of law. I would love to do something niche within this realm and will be figuring it out over the next three years!

What has been the best experience you have had at the College of Law thus far?
The best experience I have had so far at the College of Law was making mutual connections with two of my professors and realizing that they know two of my family members who graduated from FSU Law. It made me feel human and was nice to not have my law student "hat" on while having these interactions with my professors.