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Lucy Frick

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Lucy Frick

I feel confident that any one of my classmates would help me in a heartbeat if I needed help with school work, finding a job, or helping me deal with the stress of school"

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Lucy Frick is a 2L day student who is originally from Indianapolis. She’d been living San Francisco and working in the restaurant industry before enrolling in law school.

Frick is president of the Lambda Law Society, Chair of the Student Bar Association’s Philanthropy Committee, and a tutor for the Dean’s Tutorial Society. She completed an externship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana in summer 2013, which she says affirmed she was doing the right thing after what she termed a “tough” first year of law school. She’s taking part in the Health and Human Rights Clinic in spring 2014, and will have a judicial externship with Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson in summer 2014.

She says she loves being a student at IU McKinney, and finds the community welcoming and accessible.

“Prior to law school, I heard horror stories about how competitive it is. While I wouldn't say our school is free of competition, I feel confident that any one of my classmates would help me in a heartbeat if I needed help with school work, finding a job, or helping me deal with the stress of school,” Frick said. “I wouldn't choose any other law school, now that I know what McKinney offers and how wonderful the student body is.”

The work that motivates her most, Frick says, is civil rights, which to her means working to improve the quality of life for people who have been or are currently marginalized by society.

“My favorite part about McKinney has been finding that the issues that are important to me have advocates in our administration and faculty and in the wider legal community; it's so easy to work directly on the issues I care about, because there's an expert somewhere who wants to help if you're also willing to do the work,” she said.