From LAX to L-A-W: Firm Scholarship Helps First-Year Fulfill "American Dream"
Hector Huezo '08, who began law school last fall after a successful career as a management analyst for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is this year's recipient of the Baker & McKenzie Diversity Scholarship at Boalt Hall. Huezo was selected from among five final candidates for the award and received a $10,000 scholarship. He is working as a 2006 summer associate in the San Francisco office of Baker & McKenzie, a leading global law firm with more than 3,000 attorneys in 38 countries.
Huezo began his career with the City of Los Angeles in the Noise Management Section at the Van Nuys Airport in 1995, and worked in airport operations and administration for more than a decade, leaving a position as management analyst at LAX. The Los Angeles native received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Huezo said the scholarship held great meaning for him, and applauded Baker & McKenzie's commitment to helping students from diverse backgrounds. "The firm is keeping someone's American dream alive," Huezo said, "and from a personal standpoint, that means quite a lot."
The Baker & McKenzie Diversity Scholarship provides support and employment opportunities to a first-year Boalt student each year, with preference given to a student from a diverse background.