Ward and Smith's Summer Associates Program has a familiar face returning this year.
Genesis Torres returns as 2L for the 2022 session. She continues our "Meet the Summer Associate" series with more information about her!
Get to know Genesis Torres
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
School: Campbell University School of Law (2L)
What do you like to do in your downtime when you're not studying?
I enjoy staying active and being outside! On warm days, I like going on a walk at the North Carolina Museum of Art with my pups. After a long day at school, I like to decompress at the nearest hot yoga studio.
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite book?
"Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson
What is your favorite food?
I'm currently obsessed oysters. I tried them for the first time during a social in Greenville with the firm. The oysters at 42nd Oyster in Raleigh are *chef's kiss* delicious!
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Puerto Rico! Kayaking in the bioluminescent bay in Fajardo was a magical experience.
Why do you want to be an attorney?
An advertisement on the law school's television said: "Intellectuals solve problems, but geniuses prevent them." I want to work with clients to proactively address issues before they arise.
What sparked your interest in law?
Many things sparked my interest in the legal profession. As someone passionate about serving others, I knew that working in the legal profession would help me develop skills that would prepare me to advocate for my clients. Attorneys have to develop plans to solve issues, but they also must think proactively to prevent problems. I find the legal profession engaging, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. I'm ecstatic to work with and serve my future clients!
What is the hardest part of law school?
The hardest part of law school is not over-committing. The opportunities to get involved in a variety of experiences are endless, but time is limited. Prioritizing is a valuable skill in law school.
What's the best advice someone has given you?
It's okay to fail. We learn from our failures!
Describe yourself in three words.
Kind, genuine, and passionate
Ward and Smith's 2022 Summer Associate Program runs through June 25.