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Justice & Diversity Center Announces Recipients of Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

August 8, 2016 – San Francisco --The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of donors, two scholarships will be awarded to minority students attending Bay Area law schools this fall.

Scholarship donors include: Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass; the Shanna Bradford Scholarship of the Arthur & Charlotte Zitrin Foundation; AT&T; and the Say Hey Foundation.

The 2016 scholarship recipients are Angela Breining and Jamal Jackson.

Angela Breining will attend UC Davis School of Law as a first year this fall. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from California State University, Chico. Breining would like to use her law degree to advise underprivileged people about their legal rights - representing them when it is time to stand up to injustice and by making policy that will affect society at large.

Jamal Jackson will attend Golden Gate University School of Law as a first year this fall. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Iona College. Jackson would like to use his keen interest in the environment to engage in environmental advocacy to redress significant environmental justice issues affecting the underserved.

Scholarships were awarded based on financial need, scholastics, involvement in public service and barriers faced in life. Each recipient will receive a $10,000-$15,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year, which may be renewable for an additional one to two years.

Since its inception in 1998, the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program has awarded more than $1.7 million in support. The program was established to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.

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