🤘Student Spotlight: Montgomery Flores

For this edition of Texas Law’s Student Spotlight series, meet 3L Montgomery Flores!

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Why did you choose Texas Law?
I chose Texas Law because I wanted a top-tier legal education, and it was important for me to stay in Texas. As a third-generation Longhorn, attending the University of Texas was always my dream. My grandfather was in one of the first classes of Hispanics at The University of Texas; following in his legacy is one of the greatest honors of my life. 

Can you share a special memory of an experience related to some organization/club/internship have you participated in while at Texas Law?
When I attended my first Federalist Society event, a 3L tapped me on my shoulder and introduced himself. He became a great friend and mentor, and he has helped me every step along my law school path. Had I not attended that event, I do not know if I would be where I am today. 

What motivates you to keep pursuing this career? 
The biggest motivator in my legal career is my faith. I know God gave me the skills and opportunities to help people. I also have great mentors who push me to be the best lawyer I can be. 

What’s the most interesting class you’ve taken at the Law School and why?
The most interesting class that I’ve taken at Texas Law is my seminar class, Origins of the Federal Constitution. We read many primary sources that influenced the American Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Judge Charles Eskridge’s work compiling the sources was incredibly helpful for understanding the meaning of our Constitution. 

What Texas Law tradition stands out to you?
The weirdest tradition at Texas Law is the Sunflower Ceremony. Explaining to my friends and family that we will wear white and receive a sunflower for graduation has been fun. I look forward to participating in the ceremony soon! 

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