Robert Half Legal And MCCA Announce 2013 Scholarship Winner: First-Year Law
Student Emily Ly Honored with Award
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 26, 2013
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half Legal, a legal
staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled
legal professionals, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an
organization that advances the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse
attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them, have named
Emily Ly the Robert Half Legal Scholar and member of MCCA's Lloyd M. Johnson,
Jr. Scholarship Program, Class of 2015. She will receive an award of $10,000
to use toward law school tuition expenses.
Raised in Monterey Park, Calif., Ly is a first-year law student at the
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a member of the class of
2015. She received a bachelor's degree in media studies from UC Berkeley in
2012. Ly's interest in the legal profession developed at a young age, stemming
from the compassion she learned from her parents in helping others in the
community who were facing socioeconomic challenges.
As a member of the AmeriCorps JusticeCorps, Ly has provided more than 300
hours of service to pro-se litigants at resource centers located at local
Superior Courts, where she continues to volunteer her services during semester
breaks. She hopes one day to work as a corporate attorney.
"Emily demonstrates exceptional leadership skills, academic distinction,
commitment to community service and a passion for law that will facilitate her
career in the field," said Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half
Legal. "The knowledge Emily has already acquired has benefitted those she has
worked with as a volunteer, and I have no doubt that her expertise will only
grow and benefit more people and organizations to come."
Open to U.S. citizens interested in a corporate law career, MCCA's Lloyd M.
Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program provides financial support for first-year law
students who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Program recipients receive a
$10,000 award for the first year of law school, with an opportunity to qualify
for additional funding in each of the two following years of their law
studies. In addition, MCCA offers mentoring opportunities for scholarship
recipients and helps place them in paid summer internship positions with
corporate law departments during the summer immediately following successful
completion of their first year of law school. Each scholarship recipient also
receives ongoing professional development.
"MCCA is very grateful to Robert Half Legal for its support of our Lloyd M.
Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program," said Joseph West, president and chief
executive officer of MCCA. "This funding will assist Emily Ly during her first
year of law school at UC Berkeley as she studies public policy and business
law, and will ultimately help build a more diverse legal community."
About the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
MCCA instituted the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program in 2005 to help
further diversity initiatives in the legal profession. Through this
scholarship program, U.S. citizens who have been accepted to an
ABA-accredited, U.S. law school, possess an undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. of
3.2 or higher, have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to diversity and
need financial assistance, are eligible to receive scholarships to support
their legal education and professional growth.This year, the program is
recognizing a total of 15 law students from diverse and disadvantaged
About Robert Half Legal
Robert Half Legal is the legal staffing division of Robert Half International.
The company provides law firms and corporate legal departments with highly
skilled professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal support
personnel, on a project and full-time basis. With North American and global
locations, Robert Half Legal also offers managed review and e-discovery
services. More information, including online job search services, can be found
SOURCE Robert Half Legal
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