SERIES: VOL #2
A conversation with Lawyer/Activist Lasheca Lewis Esq.
Lasheca’s academic career came to fruition when she entered law school. Given her achievements and impressive history of community involvement, she secured a spot at Touro Law Center. Dr. Miller provided further assistance, connecting Lasheca to Touro’s Assistant Dean of Students, Charlotte Taylor Esq., and the Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Erica Edwards-O’Neal Esq. With the support of these influential African American women, Lasheca enrolled in the LEAP Program, an educational initiative Touro offered their minority law students. Lasheca made lifelong friends with fellow law students enrolled in law school:
Her activism is an important part of the contribution Lasheca wants to make, but she says,
“Breaking the glass ceiling and showing other girls who look like me and/or come from similar socioeconomic backgrounds that they can do the same is what I am most proud of doing.”
When asked what she plans to do next, Lasheca closes her eyes and lets out a sigh, “I need to slow down a bit and enjoy the fruits of my success. I want to focus on developing my skill and expertise as a lawyer. I stand for something in my community and I am proud of that. But I want to take some time for personal growth. I’ve been Lasheca the daughter; Lasheca the GEAR UP student; Lasheca the law student; Lasheca the public servant. Now I am Lasheca the Lawyer better known as Lawsheca. But I am more than just a black female attorney, I am me with my own personal journey.”