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Victoria Suarez

Victoria Suarez

3rd Year
Undergrad: University of Miami
Hometown: Miami Lakes, FL
Area of Interest: Criminal Law, Family Law

Why do you want to be an attorney?
I grew up in a household run by two attorneys: my mother and father. So I inevitably spent my entire life fighting the idea of doing exactly what my parents did. Throughout the years, however, I realized that my passion and zeal to argue for what I believed in could not be denied; the idea of presenting a case before a judge and jury is something I find to be exhilarating. My summer as a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office re-affirmed that litigation and criminal law are my passions.  

Which College of Law student organization stands out to you and why?
The Cuban American Bar Association appealed to me as soon as I toured the school. I immediately applied to be the 1L Representative and was greeted by the friendliest board. The organization called to me as I am Cuban-American and moved to Tallahassee with virtually no friends within the city or the law school. My mentor through CABA is also wonderful and has provided me with invaluable advice while also always offering assistance in any way that I need.

Which student services office has been particularly helpful to you during your time at the College of Law?
The Office of Student Affairs has been extremely helpful to me. Dean Benavides met with me at least twice last year while I was preparing my Florida Bar application. Dean Benavides is one of the nicest and most caring people. I had the pleasure of participating in a yoga class with her and a few other students which we won in a Silent Auction. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to bid on it again this year.

What is your favorite Tallahassee recommendation?
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed several restaurants in Tallahassee, but I think two of my favorites are Avenue Eat & Drink and Cypress Restaurant. By far though two of my favorite places to go in Tallahassee are Cascades Park to either grab a cup of coffee and catch up with reading at the Power Plant Café or attend a seasonal event, and Maclay Gardens State Park, where I can go on a hike or just relax in the gardens. Both places are always a welcome study break.

Why did you choose the College of Law?
I was torn between attending FSU and FIU, but as soon as I stepped into FSU Law I was sold. Everything about the school told me that I needed to be here. The location of the school, the resources the school can provide, the professors I met and the overall friendly attitude of the student body. Now I realize that all of the things that drew me to the school are why I love this school so much.

What do you feel is unique about being a student at the College of Law?
I believe that our location is an invaluable attribution to our school. As a CABA member, we were given a personal tour by Chief Justice Labarga. Students who are not at FSU Law have to enroll in programs where they leave their university for a semester to engage in an opportunity that is so convenient for us. 

Give one “Fun Fact” about yourself.

I love to sing! I used to compete in state and national competitions in high school, and I sang in choirs throughout college. My only audience now is my shower and my maltipoo, Gatsby.