Seven California Western students were awarded scholarships at the recent San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA) Scholarship Fund Annual Dinner and Gala at the Westin Hotel in downtown San Diego.
SDLRLA Scholarship Fund law student scholarships are awarded to full-time law students in their first and second year of law school and part-time students up to their third year of law school. Recipients are not limited to persons of a Latino/Latina background; instead the scholarships are awarded to law students from a variety of backgrounds who have contributed to the betterment of the Latino community.
Writing in the gala program, SDLRLA event Co-chairs Carolina Bravo-Karimi and Mishell Parreno Taylor stated, “In addition to action, this is also a time for hope. Our law school student scholarship recipients are a reminder of that hope. These future legal leaders in our community are inspiring, intelligent, and most importantly, sincerely committed to contributing to our profession and the greater good of our community.”
In total 19 scholarships were awarded. The seven California Western’s scholarship winners were: Alyssa Acuña, Samantha Chaidez, Jacquelyne Crockett, Angelica Kraska, Ching-Yun Li, Destiny Orr, and Esther Remigio.
Acknowledging the number of scholarships awarded to CWSL students, California Western faculty representative, Prof. James Cooper said, “It is great that CWSL’s students were recognized for their commitment to their community, access to justice, and the law as a helping profession. We are so proud of all the scholarship winners and look forward to watching their respective careers bloom.”
SDLRLA is one of 18 affiliate bar associations of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, which serves several thousand Latino lawyers practicing in the State of California. The La Raza Law Student Association strives to promote and strengthen its working relationship with the San Diego-Tijuana legal community and with other Latino-based, local organizations. More information at http://cwslsba.org/organizations/la-raza-law-student-association