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BASF’s Pipeline to a Career in Law: Scholarship Recipients Update

 

This summer, BASF will announce the recipients of the 2011 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship. Since its inception, BASF has awarded over 70 scholarships. These exceptional students and attorneys are actively committed to strengthening their communities and supporting BASF’s goal of promoting diversity in the legal profession. Three recent scholarship recipients have been recognized for their notable accomplishments.

Jessica FloresJessica Flores, a 2010 BASF scholarship recipient and rising 2L at UC Hastings College of the Law, has been awarded a Farella Braun + Martel 2011 Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship program recognizes outstanding diverse Bay Area law students and each year awards a total of $25,000 in scholarship grants. Since 2008, Flores has worked with Centro Legal de La Raza in Oakland as a volunteer and legal assistant. During her first semester of law school, she supported the group in creating the new CentroLegal.org website, and this summer, she will return to Centro Legal as an Intern.


Ike KaludiIke Kaludi, a 2009 BASF scholarship recipient and rising 3L at UC Hastings College of the Law, has received the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Summer Clerk Fellowship. The goal of this SFTLA program is to provide diverse Fellows with the opportunity to observe a number of different trial lawyers during different aspects of litigation, including conducting depositions, attending hearings, meeting with clients, or trial. Kaludi will observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program, by “shadowing” three mentor law firms. He will receive significant exposure to trial work, including work with an attorney during trial and exposure to drafting pleadings.


Ann KariukiAnn Kariuki, a 2008 BASF scholarship recipient and 2011 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, has been honored with the National Black Law Stu-dents Association’s Most Outstanding Student Award, which was presented this Spring at the national convention in Houston. She serves as the career and professional development chair of the USF School of Law chapter of the Black Law Students Association.

Kariuki says, “I am passionate about social justice and serving the public interest. One of the reasons I pursued a law degree is because I believe it is my duty and privilege, as it was for those that came before me, to continue to champion all efforts to advance and empower my community both locally and globally.”

Six 2008 scholarship recipients are graduating from law school this year. We congratulate them on this outstanding accomplishment and look forward to working with them as they begin their professional careers.

To learn more about BASF’s scholarship program and how to contribute, please contact Lauren
Luke at 415-782-9000 x8705 or lluke@sfbar.org.

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