Meet the Editor: 2L Cindy Shi, Minnesota Journal of International Law
We recently asked the incoming editors-in-chief of Minnesota Law’s four law journals to share a little bit about their backgrounds, interests, and plans. Today, we focus on Cindy Shi, who was elected editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Journal of International Law for the 2019-20 academic year.
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Previous Education: Marketing and Business (Law) with an International Business Certificate at Arizona State University
Pre-Law School Work Experience: I worked at a law office that primarily dealt with employment law and bankruptcy issues. It confirmed my goal to attend law school.
Career plans/objective: I hope to work in a position that allows me to work on employment law and health law issues.
Favorite class/subject: Health Law and Employment Discrimination
Favorite non-journal activity: TORT (I wrote the lyrics to a song for this year’s production, and I had the honor of playing the piano for two years.)
Something you enjoy in your free-time: Watching movies and taking walks. I’ve recently developed a love for cooking and trying new recipes.
Favorite inspirational quote: Well-behaved women seldom make history. Despite its cheesiness and overuse in merchandise, I find inspiration in this quote whenever I feel uncomfortable voicing an opinion or I find myself struggling to make a decision between staying true to myself and satisfying the status quo.
Plans or goals for your journal during your time as editor-in-chief: To inspire and support my fellow editors and staffers, to develop our journal community, to hold a powerful and exciting symposium, and to produce a strong volume. We have an incredible team, and I am really looking forward to working with everyone.
Advice for others looking to rise to a leadership role on a law journal: Get to know your fellow journal members—they are amazing and inspirational people who have interesting and unique backgrounds. Draw from each other’s strengths, attend social events, and do good work on your assignments. Don’t forget that you are making a difference with your work. Finally, determine what you want from the journal and how you can give back.