As the managing editor of Family Court Review, one of Hofstra Law’s five law journals, Trinh Tran manages staff and oversees article selection, development and editing for this unique publication, which is written not only by lawyers, but also by other professionals, including doctors, social workers and psychologists. Despite the workload, Tran appreciates the added insight and experience.
Tran had a long track record of community involvement before coming to Hofstra Law; in fact, her activism is what ultimately led her to law school. After graduating from college, Tran was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Mali, where she helped women develop their microbusinesses. "When I joined the Peace Corps, people teased me by asking if I thought I could change the world," she says. But the Peace Corps showed Tran that broader change starts on a more personal level.
Tran, who is focusing her studies in immigration, family and civil rights law, believes that a legal career will allow her to do just that. She adds, "It's a good fit, really. You work with a client one on- one and find ways to work out their problems."