Learning About the Law and “That You’re Enough”

Cristina Coca, her father, and her sister and Law Camp in 2018

Cristina Coca attended the 2018 BYU Law Camp. She enjoyed making new friends, exploring civics, and learning about the law. The biggest thing that Cristina took away from this camp was that she was enough.

Case Summary: Camp Experience

Water polo player, musician, artist — Cristina Coca has many unique talents. Growing up, when she wasn’t in the water or sketching, she was watching FBI shows and guessing the outcomes. From there, she discovered her dream job — a coroner. This ambition led Cristina to consider opportunities that would help her learn leadership skills and become more familiar with law. Enter BYU Law Camp.

Cristina came to Law Camp eager to learn about civics, leadership, and law. She didn’t expect to learn all that and also come out of it with new friendships — but that's exactly what happened. In fact, her favorite part was meeting new people at camp who she still keeps in touch with today. 

At camp, Cristina was able to learn from professionals in law and government and be mentored by current law students.

“Your mentors push you above and beyond what you ever thought you could do, without pushing you over your limits,” Cristina said.

Looking back on her week at camp, this quote by Winston Churchill stands out to Cristina:

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

“I like how they taught us that you need to know both sides of the story to make your argument stronger,” Cristina said.

Aside from the food, the friendships, and the fun, Cristina recognized the growth she personally made at camp.

“Hands down I would [recommend BYU Law Camp], not only do they have great mentors, but you also make friendships and get out of your bubble. You experience something new. I’d recommend this camp because you truly grow as a person and as an individual. You don’t just learn about the law; you also learn that you’re enough. You’re enough to do those hard things you thought you couldn’t do.”

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