Double-digit episodes start with a bang! On October 16th, we sat down with two 4L students, Steven Alvarado (’18) and Melissa Padilla (’18). Steven and Melissa are a pair of very humble and happy overachievers. As part-time night students, they lead busy lives, juggling work, family, and law school, even law review. However, despite all the demands on their time, they still manage to have a good time and show the world that if you set your mind to something and work together, you can accomplish anything.
In late September, Steven and Melissa entered the 2017 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Competing against 40 other law schools, and coached by Professor Paul Smith, they took first place! When WesternState CoffeeTalk sat down to talk with Steven and Melissa, they shared their wonderful experience. Congrats to you both!