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RK Summer Associate, Joseph Tracy, is Featured in Attorney At Law Magazine

RK Summer Associate, Joseph Tracy, is Featured in Attorney At Law Magazine

Joseph Tracy is a third-year student at Florida State University College of Law and a participant in the Rumbergerkirk Summer Program who is proud to be the first in his family to pursue a law degree. An avid fan of national parks where he enjoys hiking, Tracy spoke with Attorney at Law Magazine about his laborious climb towards a career in law.

Joseph Tracy

In the article, “Joe Tracy: Scaling the Precipice of a Law Career” published on July 6, 2021, Joe discusses how he manages the challenges of law school.

“Juggling school, work and everything else definitely has its challenges but I’ve found that I have gotten better at it over time. I find it much easier to get on assignments early and break them up into manageable pieces. That way you don’t feel like you’re drowning and have time to finish everything,” he said.

He added that it’s helpful to enjoy what you’re doing and the people you’re around. ” I’ve been lucky to make a lot of good friends in my classes and co-curriculars at FSU Law, so going to them is usually something I look forward to.”

Joe shared that the most challenging thing about law school is being a first-generation law student. He said, “It is hard to know what area of law I want to practice. I am overcoming this challenge by being open-minded and taking on as many projects from as many practice areas that I can. I am lucky that RumbergerKirk gives me the opportunity to get that level of exposure that I need.”

In addition, Joe talks about the importance of embracing diversity and celebrating the differences between people, how his father’s work ethic and attitude inspired him, and all of the ways he likes to unwind, including road trips to national parks to hike.

Read the full article.