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Chay Rodriguez

Chay Rodriguez

Host of ABA Law Student Podcast

Chay Rodriguez is the IT Communications and Engagement Manager at a prominent entertainment company by day and a part-time law student by night. Originally from the tri-state area, Chay holds a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise from Philadelphia University. Currently Chay is participating in an independent study that centers around homeowners associations and the covert use of race in the home buying process. Outside of the classroom, Chay participated in her school’s Peer Mentor Program as a peer mentor to incoming 1L students, competed in the 2021 SRBLSA Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, and received the honor of Outstanding Student of the Quarter award.

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Recent Episodes
June 10, 2024

What Are the Limits of Students’ First Amendment Rights on College Campuses?

Recent protests at universities across the country pushed the boundaries of free speech, and outcomes for protestors were varied, to say the least. The world of academia encourages the free exchange of...

April 15, 2024

Collaborative Impact: Working Together to Change the World

Many young law students begin their studies with high hopes of generating change by becoming a lawyer and advocate, but what does this lofty dream look like in the real world? Leah...

March 18, 2024

Plan to Pivot: Embracing Change in Law School and Beyond

Many law students begin their studies thinking they have their legal ambitions all mapped out, only to realize later that their perfect plan is no longer what they want. Having this type...

February 12, 2024

The Merits Of Being A Little Reckless: How An Arts Lawyer Took On The Sackler Family

Becoming a specialist in a niche area of the law is often touted as the most effective path for attorneys, but there’s definitely much to be said for having a more dynamic...

January 8, 2024

The Art of Negotiation: Understanding the Nuance and Skill of Advocacy

Labor issues captured the headlines throughout much of 2023, with over 400 strikes involving half a million workers. From a legal perspective, there’s a lot to unpack about negotiation tactics, advances in...

December 11, 2023

Engaging with AI in Your Future Legal Career

There’s no way to take a pass on tech competence. In your future as a lawyer, you have an ethical responsibility to understand and use technology in your practice, and today’s fastest...

October 23, 2023

The Unique Experience of a Justice-Impacted Law Student

After a criminal pays their debt to society, should they continue to suffer additional consequences for their crime for the rest of their life? Ricky Panayoty developed a deep passion for the...

September 18, 2023

Don’t Let Law School Crush Your Creativity

As law students learn to be lawyers, some feel that they lose themselves—that their prior creative, dynamic individuality is slowly replaced by an unrecognizable law school robot. If you’ve experienced this disorienting...