I’m Emily Murray and I am a Hero Scholar with Realities for Children (RFC). I am currently in my final semester of undergrad meaning I will graduate summa cum laude a semester early in December with two degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Last fall, RFC blew me away (literally) to Alicante, Spain by hosting a fundraiser at Blooming Beets Kitchen. The funds raised allowed me to study abroad and take the final steps towards fluency in Spanish. RFC also frequently invites me to participate and speak at community events where I can meet and interact with the wonderful business partners that give me the opportunity to go to college and pursue even further education in law school. I have a life dream of becoming a public-service lawyer for children in need, and RFC will be largely to thank when I accomplish that goal in four years.
This past summer, I was 1 of 20 selected from 2,500 applicants into the TRIALS LSAT study program. This program is extremely rigorous and aims to heighten opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals. During the 5 weeks, we stayed primarily at Harvard but also travelled to Princeton and NYU. We had the opportunity to meet the current and former Deans of Harvard law school and the current Dean of NYU as well as many representatives of each law school such as their admissions team, financial aid staff, and clinic and pro bono presenters. We also sat in on lectures by two amazing Harvard law school professors and visited Morgan Lewis, one of the biggest corporate law firms in the nation. All in all, it was a very eye-opening experience and it gave me a better idea of what kind of law I want to do, as well as where I want to go to law school. I was so proud to be accepted and am so happy I got to share those life-changing experiences with 19 other beautiful and inspiring participants.