Meet 2021 Summer Associate Genesis Torres

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Recently, Ward and Smith welcomed five law students as part of the firm's six-week Summer Associate Program.

We've been getting to know each student through our "Meet the Summer Associate" series. Our final associate is also a North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession 1L Program participant.

Get to know Genesis Torres:

Genesis Torres

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Law School: Campbell University School of Law

What do you like to do in your downtime when you're not studying?

I enjoy ordering takeout and watching some of my favorite television series: The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, or The Golden Girls. 

What is your favorite movie?


What is your favorite food?

Baked Ziti

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Currently, my favorite vacation spot is Puerto Rico. Snorkeling in its clear waters and eating empanadillas on the beach is complete bliss.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?

I’d live in Mexico! Not only because I have family there, but also because it is rich in culture. The architecture of its historical buildings, the culinary variations from state to state, and the laidback atmosphere of pueblo life enchant me.

If you knew you could try anything and not fail, what dream would you pursue?

I would run a goat farm and make cheese. For years, I’ve toyed with the idea of having a farm. Plus, I love goats, and I love cheese.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I enjoy boxing. My brother used to compete in boxing tournaments, and I would train with him.

Why do you want to be an attorney?

It is a stimulating, challenging profession that excites me. Additionally, and most importantly, I want to be part of a profession that assists and advocates for people facing stressful situations.

What are you most excited to learn during your time here at Ward and Smith?

I look forward to building my skill set to better serve North Carolinians as they navigate the legal system. Additionally, I look forward to gaining insight into the real-world legal issues that some North Carolinians face.

What's the best advice someone has given you?

During my first scholar session, my civil procedure scholar told my class, "fortune favors the prepared." It has stayed with me during my first year of law school.

Ward and Smith's 2021 Summer Associate Program runs through June 25.


Meet our other 2021 Summer Associates:

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