Student Profile: Porsha Winters (MSL ’14)

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Porsha Winters (MSL '14)

Student Profile: Porsha Winters

Age: 23

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Undergraduate school and major: Bates College, American Cultural Studies Major

Previous work experience: First Financial Credit Union as Member Services Representative, “Let’s Get Ready” Program Director

Why I chose the MSL Program: The MSL program was appealing to me because I was contemplating getting a JD or a Master of Social Work. I was especially interested in Restorative Justice but needed more information before I could decide which path would better suite me. The MSL was one academic year, malleable to my goals and affordable. The program thus far has helped me to work through that decision and I have learned a great deal about the law in a social context.

Memorable moment: My most memorable moment of the program is attending the Black Law Student Association Welcome Dinner. The organization’s dinner set the tone for a great semester. The professors confirmed my suspicions that the year would be trying but worthwhile. I also met students that I now call my friends. I am grateful that everyone extended themselves both personally and professionally because I have needed them.

Favorite class: My favorite class surprisingly has been Contract Law taught by Professor Tim Davis. It was hands down one of the more demanding subjects but I was committed and I saw my progress. I have no interest in contract law but Professor Davis is so good at what he does.

What I plan to do after graduation: I have applied for Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work MSW program.