Jasmine Jennings

Class of 2019

Where is your hometown?

Fredericksburg, VA

Why did you choose UNC School of Law?

UNC School of Law was the absolute best choice for me. The family-like atmosphere, coupled with stellar academics, and the sense of community among the students and faculty is incredible. As a student that strongly values community enrichment and social justice projects, UNC’s expansive pro bono program also drove my decision to choose Carolina. From the moment that I stepped into the law school, I knew that there was no other institution for me. I am so happy to be here and am looking forward to all that lies ahead in the next three years!

What was your focus of study in undergrad?

I majored in political science and minored in history.

If you worked before coming to law school, what did you do? I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May of 2016, and came back to Carolina to begin law school in Fall of 2016. I guess you can say that I wasn’t quite ready to leave sweet Carolina just yet!

If you volunteer regularly, what do you do? Why did you choose this particular cause?

Most recently, I’ve done work with local domestic violence prevention initiatives in the Raleigh-Durham Area. I also have been working with voter registration drives. I’m really excited about the “Election Protection” pro bono project, which ensures that all citizens can exercise their right to vote on this upcoming election day.

What is one thing you’re looking forward to in law school?

I am super excited to get to know my fellow classmates! The Class of 2019 is such a talented and vibrant group of students, and I look forward to working alongside them throughout this journey. Additionally, the 2L and 3L students are all so accomplished, I’m looking forward to learning more from them as well.

What are three songs that are on regular rotation in your music library?

1. “Remember the Time” – Michael Jackson

2. “Before I Let Go” – Frankie Beverly and Maze

3. “Beautiful” – Pharrell

What’s one of the most recent books you have read, and what did you think about it?

I recently reread “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Reading it from the perspective of a law student was an interesting experience. Atticus’s passionate pursuit of justice in the face of adversity truly demonstrates the importance of moral integrity in the law. I like to consider myself to be a crusader for justice, so Atticus’s plight was particularly inspiring.

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