Vania Dara Legall, 22, lived in Georgetown, Guyana, for 17 years before moving to Windsor, Connecticut, with her family. She earned an associate degree from Prince George's Community College in Maryland and a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Economics from the University of Hartford. Vania's profile is a part of a series of First Year Q&As that aims to introduce a few members of the incoming class to the UConn Law community.
How have your first few days at UConn Law been? Did anything in particular stand out to you?
My experience, thus far at UConn has been great. The staff, fellow 1Ls and upperclassmen are all friendly and helpful. I love the UConn law family already.
What made you want to attend law school?
From the time I was 7 years old I knew I wanted to go to law school, and at 11 years old I figured out that I wanted to be an international lawyer and diplomat.
Why were you drawn to UConn Law?
All of the alumni that I have met are doing exceptionally well in their careers, and I also loved the school’s study abroad and international law focus.
Outside of class, what experiences are you looking forward to during your time at UConn Law?
Definitely taking part in the study abroad program, moot court, and taking part in as many groups and organization activities that I can.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I binge watch White Collar. (It's really bad.) I am a dance choreographer at North United Methodist in Hartford and also on the church choir. I write poetry, and I am also working on starting up a group of young Guyanese immigrants around the USA.