3L Noma Ndlovu on the Benefits of the AUWCL Community: “Success is Knowing Where the Resources Are”

 

Noma Ndlovu and classmate Andrea Flynn-Schneider


Noma Ndlovu has taken full advantage of her time here at Washington College of Law. A 3L from New Jersey, Noma has enhanced the AUWCL community through her time as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, a mentor for first generation law students with the Advance Program, and through her judicial and government internships. She has gained valuable experience that she hopes to share with new students in the future.  

Noma’s best piece of advice is to reach out to others in the AUWCL community and ask for support. “Success is knowing where the resources are,” she said.

She also believes that professors really want to help, so asking for that help can make all the difference. “A great resource is the professors – I asked them about students they thought could be helpful and experiences they thought I would like or learn from.”

Noma now helps other students with advice and guidance as a Black Law Students Association mentor and an Advance mentor.

“I would consider my mentoring to be a success, I tried really hard to make myself available because support systems make a difference.”

I addition to helping students succeed, Noma dedicates her time to the success of the Journal of Gender Social Policy and the Law (JGSPL). She says she wanted the position of editor-in-chief in order to contribute to JGSPL’s legacy.

“I wanted the Journal to receive additional recognition and broaden its reputation,” Noma said.

She noted that the scope of the journal is quite broad, but can be refined through individual experiences. “I want people to write about any topic that deserves attention and feel confident doing it in this space.”

She also enforced that being a member of a journal is more than just writing and editing. “Journal was a huge support system and I want people to think of it as their strongest community in law school.  JGSPL is a community as well as a responsibility.”

 

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