Alumni Profile: English/Pre-Law

Kate Mesic graduated from the University of North Florida’s English Department with law school dreams. Read why UNF was the perfect place for her to develop as an English as a second language student.


I am the President of the Law Offices of Kate Mesic, PA, a law firm that I started in 2011. I have a diverse practice, with much of my time working with small businesses as they start and grow.

I moved to the United States with my family while I was in high school. When I applied to UNF, I had been speaking English for three years. UNF provided the ideal environment for a student like me, with small classes and a lot of individual attention from professors who truly cared.

I loved the English department. It provided me with the skills I really needed for law school and beyond. Not only was I accepted into law school at the University of Florida, but I was successful. For the first time, I felt that I was being taught how to analyze literature and how to write about it. My first year at UNF, I was fortunate enough to take a class with Eileen McGuire. She taught me how to write, she truly did. She spent countless hours with me on every paper.

I don’t know if anyone is ever prepared for what law school entails, but I know I felt ready. My professors in the English Department helped me hone my writing and analytical skills. This made an enormous difference in law school. My pre-law professors always pushed me outside of my comfort zone when it came to public speaking, leadership and my classes. I am eternally grateful for the guidance they provided.


Kate Mesic, PA

UNF Alumni

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