Student Spotlight: Candace Mays

Friday, November 5, 2021
Candace Mays

What can you tell us about your involvement with the Windsor Park Project?

I first got involved through Sebastian Ross, who introduced me to Professor Fritz who hired me as a research assistant. I started by marketing the film premiere through building a website, but when listening to residents sharing their frustrations about being forgotten, I was able to start focusing on small, individual actions that could help residents feel heard and valued while we’re working on the bigger things. One of the major frustrations we heard was that people treat the neighborhood like a dumping ground, so Senator Dina Neal and I got together with a resident named Joy to create a bi-weekly cleanup project.  

What has been your favorite law school class so far?

If I had to choose just one, Business Organizations with Professor Edwards because it really helped me figure out what I want to do. It gave me a very clear idea that I would love to go into complex civil litigation, which was something I hadn’t even heard of before this class, but it helped me incorporate a lot of my pre-existing interests in securities, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility into a clear career path. 

Any fun plans for Nevada Day/Halloween? 

I’ll just be giving out candy at the house, so if anyone wants to Trick or Treat, come save me from working on my journal note instead! My costume is Lola Bunny because I love Space Jam. 

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