Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The program awards diverse first year Bay Area law students with a $30,000 scholarship, over three years, based on financial need, academic achievement and overcoming adversity. Since its inception in 1998, eighty scholarships and $1.5 million have been awarded! Learn more about our past scholarship recipients and what they are doing now.

Uduak Oduok

oduokLaw School: UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctorate, 2001.

Year of scholarship: 1998 -2001.

Employer: Partner and Co-Founder, Ebitu Law Group.

Practice Area: Oduok currently practices in the areas of business litigation, entertainment and fashion law. She has represented and counseled clients in matters ranging from breach of contract disputes, promoter agreements, sports-agent agreements, debt collection disputes and copyright infringement.

Benefit of the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship: “I worked while attending law school and also received financial aid. So, the scholarship money I received was helpful in reducing the cost of obtaining a legal education and I remain appreciative.”

Elizabeth Tran

tranLaw School: UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctorate, 2011.

Years of Scholarship: 2008 – 2011.

Employer: Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy.

Practice Area: Elizabeth is an associate in Antitrust & Global Competition. She focuses exclusively on litigation and trial, prosecuting antitrust cases in various markets, including automotive parts, air transportation, cargo and logistics, and life-saving blood products.

Benefit of the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship: “Law school isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s really expensive–easily costing six figures after three years. The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship allowed me to attend law school and actually focus 100% on school instead of working or worrying about finances. I had the best time of my life at Hastings. This Scholarship was a game changer.”

To learn more about the scholarship program, visit www.sfbar.org/scholarships.