College of Law > Academics > Centers, Institutes & Initiatives > Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute > e-Pulse Blog > third year student spotlight luci doler
By Jessica Rodriguez /
August 8, 2016 /
Posted in: HLI News /
Luci Doler graduated from DePaul University
College of Law in May 2016. Luci shared with the E-Pulse her favorite memories
as a DePaul law student, advice for future health law students, and where she
hopes her career as an attorney will take her.
Luci, a Chesterton, Indiana native, graduated from Indiana
University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global
her undergraduate career, Luci dreamed of pursuing a career in non-profit
upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree. However, during her job search she
realized most of the jobs that caught her attention required a J.D. or a very
specific legal set of skills. This requirement in the job market inspired her
to become an attorney.
As a 1L,
Luci was very involved with DePaul’s Public Interest Law Association and Phi
Alpha Delta where she later took on leadership roles. Besides her involvement,
she also discovered more areas of law that fascinated her and decided to
explore. The summer following her 1L year, Luci interned as a Law Clerk for the
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Gang Crimes Unit. She describes this internship
as eye opening to the legal world and rich in transferable skills.
with her internship experience and the knowledge she gained attending lectures
by the Jaharis Health Law Institute, Luci found her passion in the constantly
developing field of health law. She shares that her interest was initially
sparked by seeing how all elements of the law somehow touch on health law, from
litigation to compliance and regulations. For her, the options are endless in
the fast growing job market surrounding health law.
As a 2L
and after deciding to pursue a career in health law, Luci became a Jaharis
Health Law Institute fellow where she found her dream job. In the summer of
2015, Luci was selected as Health Law Summer Scholar for Baxter International.
There, she put to use the transferrable skills gained during her internship
with the State’s Attorney and brought to life the knowledge gained during her
1L and 2L classes. While at Baxter, Luci assisted all the attorneys in the
renal team with multiple projects. She describes her work as challenging, but
very rewarding. Luci happily mentions her Baxter Internship has been her favorite.
She shares that this summer scholars internship truly prepared her for the work
force more than any class. In fact, when asked about her dream job she admits
her goal would be to work in the global team at Baxter specializing in
antitrust and pharmaceuticals.
advice to other students is “to relax and don’t freak out if you are a 1L and
have not decided on an area of law to specialize in.” She recommends all
students take antitrust with professor Jacobs as she found it helpful to learn
to navigate regulations and the procedure involved in hospital mergers. She
believes it is an important starting block for anyone pursuing a health law
education as it helps underline the basics.
Luci emphasized the
importance externships and clerkships played in her health law education. She recommends students to truly take
advantage of the events held by the Jaharis Health Law Institute and network as
much as possible. Additionally, she suggests students to get involved on their
1L year to further take advantage of the opportunities the institute has to
offer. Luci is taking the Illinois bar exam in July and has not yet finalized
her future plans. Her goal is to work in antitrust and perhaps one day as
in-house for a health care provider or back at her favorite place, Baxter International.
In the meanwhile, Luci plans to dedicatedly study for the bar exam and spend
her study breaks playing board games with her friends and loved ones.
The E-Pulse wants to wish
Luci good luck as she prepares for the bar, and we are confident amazing legal
opportunities await you in the future!