Monica Teixeira de Sousa Encourages Participation in First-Generation Student Programs

Monica Teixeira de Sousa (’02), Professor of Law and First-Gen Program Director at New England Law, posted to the New England Law blog discussing the benefits of first-generation student programs that facilitate support in networking, post-grad job searching, mental health and wellness, mentorship opportunities and eligibility for additional merit scholarships (“How A First-Gen Program Will Shape Your Law School Career”). “For first-generation students in particular, those who are the first in their family to go to law school, the idea of starting on the path to becoming a lawyer can be especially daunting. But selecting a school that offers a first-generation program, or additional resources for first-gen students is a way to ensure that your law career gets off to a smooth start.”