This summer, incoming J.D. students gathered at William H. Gates Hall for UW Law's annual summer 1L mixer.

Mario Barnes, UW Law Toni Rembe Dean, joined to officially welcome the new students to the law school. Afterward, students had the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and each other to get a sense of the community they are joining this fall.

During the event, a few incoming students took a few moments to talk about why they wanted to go to law school, what they hope to gain from their education, and potential dream jobs after earning their degrees. Watch to learn what they shared.