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“I was fortunate enough to be selected as a finalist for the Top Scholar program, and after attending the selection weekend, I was sold.” Marcos said. “The institutional support, the university community and the one-on-one mentorship were such compelling attributes of the program that if I was lucky enough to receive an offer my answer would be yes.”
The decision to attend Harvard Law came a bit later. During Marcos’ first year, he attended the Scholar Summit, which he describes as “a conference organized for students from scholarship programs, like Top Scholar, to develop a community of scholars and learn best practices from scholarship programs. university programming. ” That year, the keynote speaker was a Harvard Law and Kennedy School alumnus.
“I found his ambition and outlook on life quite relatable and immediately decided that my dream graduate program would be at Harvard,” recalls Marcos. From there he changed his commander to public administration. He eventually obtained a double major in public administration and economics with a minor in mathematics.
With his sights set on Harvard Law, Marcos began to take advantage of any Honors College programs that could help him get closer to his goal. He participated in the Archer Fellowship, where he interned at the Meese Legal Center of the Heritage Foundation. While there, he participated in policy seminars and researched issues related to electoral law, federal agencies and criminal justice reform. Although he could not complete the scholarship in person due to COVID-19, he recommends this opportunity to anyone even slightly interested in politics, law or government.
He also participated in the UTSA Legislative Scholars program, where he interned in the Budget and Policy Division of the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. During this five-month internship, he worked on political issues related to higher education and the state budget. He met incredible mentors throughout the internship who not only supported his efforts to apply to law school, but also gave him the opportunity to return to the division, where he occupies his current role as a law school analyst. education policies for the 87th legislative session.
These two experiences helped him make contacts and acquire professional development skills. He attributes his time to these two Honors College programs as contributing to his admission to Harvard Law School.
Of course, his high GPA and LSAT score certainly didn’t hurt. Marcos got the same score on his LSAT as Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde”. However, this is where the similarities between the character of Marcos and Reese Witherspoon end. “I don’t know if I can pull off the pink the same way she can, and I don’t have an affinity for chihuahuas either,” Marcos joked.
This fall, Florida-born and Texas-raised Mullin will travel to Cambridge with a suitcase full of sweaters and an exciting career ahead of him. He has yet to tackle a type of law he would love to practice professionally, but he looks forward to new and exciting challenges both inside and outside the classroom.