Divya Patel ’26

Divya PatelHometown: Ocala, FL
Email: dzp5622@psu.edu
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Legal Areas of Interest:
Criminal law and International Law

Undergraduate Study:
Criminology and Psychology, Minor in Anthropology, University of South Florida

Campus and Community Involvement:
Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Students Association (MESALSA), International Law Society

Life Before Dickinson Law:
Before coming to law school, I was studying at the University of South Florida where I had the chance to do a study abroad in London with my friends. I also worked at the Florida House during the 2023 Session which was a unique experience and actually validated my passion for law. 

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The abundance of food and events with guest speakers.

Why Dickinson Law?:
The Law School’s emphasis on experiential learning allows students to apply theoretical concepts in real-world settings. As a hands-on learner, I wanted a school with options to engage in various practice areas before graduating. 

Favorite Course:
I loved Civil Procedure with Professor Newton.

Advice for Prospective Law Students:
Adjustment takes time, so don’t be hard on yourself if everything does not click right away! It took me a while before I found my groove but I still have days where I make mistakes and have to readjust. 

Something You Love About Carlisle:
As someone who enjoys being outdoors, there are so many beautiful trails and hikes to enjoy. 

On Choosing A Law School:
Find a law school that speaks to your goals and aspirations.

You’d Never Guess That… :
I’ve had the opportunity to travel to 13 countries.

Favorite Book:Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini