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Higgs Fletcher & Mack Awards Eighth Diversity Scholarship to California Western Student

Varun Sabharwal

Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM), a premier law firm in San Diego for nearly 80 years, has awarded a Diversity Scholarship to Varun Sabharwal, a second-year student at California Western School of Law.

The scholarship is presented to the student who has demonstrated ethical and civic leadership and a commitment to providing services to underrepresented groups in the community. 2020 marks the eighth consecutive year HFM has awarded a Diversity Scholarship to a California Western student.

“We are delighted to award this scholarship to Varun Sabharwal, who has overcome many obstacles on the way to fulfilling his dream to become a lawyer,” said Higgs Fletcher & Mack attorney Rahil Swigart ‘03. “He has demonstrated immense courage and commitment not only with his academic studies but also with his work for underrepresented communities in San Diego.”

A 2021 Juris Doctor candidate, Sabharwal, who is from India, spent his undergraduate years at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honors.

“Through this scholarship, Higgs Fletcher & Mack have made it possible for a gay immigrant boy of color to live his life, doing the work he wants to do, and with the partner he has had the freedom to choose,” said Sabharwal.

“This award is very special to me,” he added. “Not just because it recognizes my work for the underrepresented, but also because it reminds me that being different is also a matter of pride. Thank you.”

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack: Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a multi-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For nearly 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. More information is available at www.higgslaw.com.