Meet Julia Martinez
Hometown: I’m not so sure I have just one! I was born in New Jersey, lived in Wyoming as a kid, and have hopped around central Pennsylvania since middle school.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Dickinson Law? While I was originally drawn to this job because of the travel and love that aspect of it, as a recent graduate I really enjoy having the ability to interact with potential students, share my experience, and encourage them to pursue law!
A Dickinson Law favorite: If not the people, then definitely the extracurriculars and events thrown by the students and school. During my time as a student, I loved getting involved in organizations like the Latinx Law Student Association, the Student Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta — it was one of the best parts of my law school experience!
Best piece of advice for anyone considering Dickinson Law: Plan a visit! Especially if you’re from outside the area. With any law school you attend, there will be a learning curve because it’s so different from college. When you come for a visit, you’ll get to meet some of the wonderful faculty and see for yourself all the resources and support Dickinson Law provides to help you make that transition from pre-law to law student.
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: While I do obviously love to travel, I also like spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, reading all types of books, watching new movies and shows, and during the summer I’m in the pool as often as possible! I also enjoy cheering on the Philadelphia Union at their home games in Chester, Pennsylvania.
You’d never guess… : All the different jobs I’ve had! Including but not limited to personal shopper, retail associate, column writer, waitress, bookseller, drive-thru worker, warehouse worker, delivery driver, bartender, and my personal favorite — fish/bird/reptile/small animal salesperson!
Life before Dickinson Law: Before attending Dickinson Law from 2020-2023, I was pretty much a K-J.D. and only had one year in between college and law school! I graduated from Temple University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Political Science. I knew that I wanted to pursue a legal career, but I was unsure where I wanted to attend law school. Also, I kind of wanted a break from school at the time, so I took a year off and during my gap year was a caseworker for Children & Youth Services.
Three words to describe yourself: Funny, Loyal, Virgo
Favorite books: Some of my absolute favorites are The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Last Girl by Nadia Murad, Room by Emma Donoghue, and The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker