We are back with a new #FebruaryFeature. This month has flown by so fast and with some hiccups at the beginning, it threw my schedule off. But I am happy to introduce you to each attorney. If you
- Introducing Caleb Green
- New Year, New Decade, Let Me Introduce Myself
- Keith Stephens: Co-Founder of Views From the 8th
- Kameron Monet: Law Student, Influencer, & Entrepreneur
- Jen the JD: Attorney, Writer, Poet, and Lifestyle Blogger
- Miya Angel’e; Founder of PRO-Girl Inc.
- Gidget Benitez: Founder & Creator of AfroLAWtina
Today, I introduce to you a law student who is also an influencer and entrepreneur. She is now a 3L and I have seen the strides she has made since her 1L year. The struggles of law school did not beat down her upbeat personality! So enjoy learning about Kameron Monet and the inspiration she offers.
Who is Kameron Monet?
Kameron Monet is the influencer and entrepreneur behind the Kameron Monet YouTube channel. She is a full time third year law student who loves everything about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle! Since 2015 she has been using her platform to not only entertain and educate but to inspire and give guidance in pursuing a career in the legal field. Kameron prides herself in providing brands with original content, genuine engagement and outstanding relationships.
Why did you choose law school?
At a young age I lost my grandmother. She was and still is a huge influence in my life. Minnie Martin, from Flint, Michigan, was the first African American female entrepreneur to own the first and largest minority trucking company in the United States. Unfortunately, the legacy that she built was demolished by legal matters within the family upon her passing. This sparked my interest in wanting to have a better understanding of the law.
My new-found interest in law developed once I reached college. My sophomore year I got my first internship at a law firm in Atlanta, GA. After three hard months of juggling a full course load, a part-time job, extracurricular activities on campus, and the internship, the law firm offered me a legal assistant position. Along with law office experience, there were many classes that fueled my desire to study law. Classes such
Growing up I was heavily into the performing arts. I thought I wanted to be an actress on Broadway. However, Mock Trial allowed me to combine my passion for the arts with my passion for
Entering law school, did you see yourself on the traditional legal career path? Why or why not?
Honestly, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do in law school. My first thought was to be a prosecutor. I love being in the courtroom, which is why I was so excited to join Cumberland’s National Trial Team. Now, I think I’ll end up doing a combination of both traditional and non-traditional legal work.
Why did you choose to become an entrepreneur while still deciding to be an attorney?
The simple answer is I have many passions and the best way for me to tap into each of them is to do both! Plus, having multiple streams of income is always the goal.
What is the purpose of your business?
Generally, my brand is a space for all thing’s beauty, fashion, lifestyle and law. It’s more than just tips and tricks, it’s motivation, inspiration, and positivity.
Did law school teach you how to be an entrepreneur?
I think law school gives me the discipline needed to juggle everything that comes with being an entrepreneur and creating a brand.
What skills have you learned as a law student or attorney that have translated to how you operate as an entrepreneur?
The number one thing has been to thoroughly read each and everything I sign. Law school has helped familiarize different contractual terms. As an influencer and a brand, I deal with a lot of contracts. It’s nice to skip the middle man and be able to review and create contracts myself when needed.
What are some of your professional goals?
Well I’m so thankful and blessed to say I have accepted a position at a plaintiff’s law firm here in Birmingham, Alabama. I’ll be an associate attorney working in their employment law and civil rights division. So, a goal of course is to make partner. Another goal is to continue to grow my brand and business to increase the positive impact I have through my platforms. I’d also love to start doing speaking engagements. Ultimately, much later in life, my end goal is to be a marketing and legal consultant for entrepreneurs and creatives.
If you could go back in your law school career, what would you change or keep the same? Why?
Hmm, I can probably think of a few things I’d like to “change” regarding my law school career, but at the end of the day I wouldn’t change anything. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.
Any tips for law students or attorneys who want to be an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur is all about passion and purpose. If you have a passion for what you do, and you know you’re walking in your purpose, everything else falls into place.
I hope you were inspired by Kameron. While she doesn’t have any upcoming events, let’s send this 3L good vibes and prayer because graduation and then the bar exam is right around the corner! Those are her top priorities. If you want to learn more about Kameron Monet, check out her website at www.kameronmonet.com. And definitely check out and subscribe to her Youtube channel!