Fifteen Berkeley Law students were named 2017 California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholars. That total is 10 more than any other law school and one-fourth of the overall recipients. The scholarships support California law students to help increase diversity in the legal profession.
“When I was nine, my parents were swindled out of what little money we had by someone who would allegedly guide us through the citizenship process,” recipient Su Myint ’20 recalls. “My experiences taught me that where the law has been used to commit harm, it must be leveraged to correct harm. … Attorneys have the power to give access to those who need it most.”
Berkeley Law’s other honorees are Martha Cardenas, Saxon Cropper-Sykes, Lana El-Farra, Chante Eliaszadeh, Nestor Cerda Gonzalez, Cristina Mora, Bill Nguyen, Cremeithius Riggins, Anna Rodriguez, Patrick Rubalcava, Seema Rupani, Dru Spiller, Joanna Torres, and Esther Yang.