The Lawyers Club of San Diego honored third-year student Catrina Skor on Thursday, Dec. 16, as the first recipient of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Women and the Law Project at Thomas Jefferson School of Law Scholarship. Skor, accompanied on stage by TJSL Dean Rudy Hasl, was presented with a large mock $2,000 check in front of about 300 judges, attorneys and other members of the legal community at the Lawyers Club Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Westin San Diego.
Skor, one of three San Diego law students who received scholarships at the luncheon, expressed gratitude to the Lawyers Club and, in particular, to the faculty and staff at TJSL for fostering an environment that supports women in the legal profession.
Among her supporters present were Skor’s parents, grandmother, brother and boyfriend as well as a good-sized group of TJSL professors and administrators, including Professor Julie Greenberg, Associate Dean William Byrnes and Hester Ros from the LLM/Distance Learning Office, Assistant Deans Karen Goyette from Alumni Relations and Lori Wulfemeyer from Communications, Beverly Bracker and Gita Varughese from Career Services, and Michelle Allison from Admissions. Fellow student Laura Shaver also joined the TJSL table while student Marquetta Brown was at a nearby table. Several TJSL alumni also attended the luncheon.
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. Skor was selected as this year’s TJSL scholarship recipient by a committee of Lawyers Club members with final approval coming from the Lawyers Club Board of Directors.
"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."
The scholarship is designated for tuition and books.