Third-year student Catrina Skor is the first recipient of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Women and the Law Project at Thomas Jefferson School of Law Scholarship.
TJSL established the scholarship this year in collaboration with Lawyers Club to recognize a TJSL student in the top 50 percent of his/her class who demonstrates support of the mission of Lawyers Club. Lawyers Club of San Diego is a non-profit specialty bar association seeking to advance the status of women in the law, to support and improve the administration of justice and to promote equality of men and women in our society.
"I am thrilled to be the first recipient of this scholarship," said Skor. "Anyone who knows me knows of my passion for women's rights and for advancing women in society and in the law.""When I first began law school, I was very excited about TJSL's encouragement of feminist coursework and community involvement. At the first opportunity, I joined Lawyers Club and now, to represent TJSL as its very first Lawyers Club scholarship recipient, is truly an honor."
"We forwarded to Lawyers Club applications from an amazing group of well-qualified TJSL students," said Assistant Dean for Administration Lori Wulfemeyer. "The Lawyers Club Scholarship Committee selected an awardee and forwarded the recommendation to the Lawyers Club executive board for final approval. We are proud to have had so many impressive applicants for the inaugural year of this scholarship and we congratulate Catrina for being our 2010 Lawyers Club scholarship awardee."
TJSL Dean Rudy Hasl will officially present Skor with her $2,000 scholarship at the Lawyers Club Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 16.