Munger, Tolles & Olson has presented its first law school scholarship award to Carmina Ocampo, a first year student at UCLA Law School. The scholarship, one of six to be presented through the California Bar Foundation, is given to California law school students interested in pursuing public interest law.
Ms. Ocampo, a third year law student at UCLA, is interested in building bridges across various underrepresented minority and immigrant communities. She has accomplished her goals through her work as research intern at the Democracy Council, writing articles pertaining to civil rights and domestic policy in The Nation magazine and interning at organizations such as The Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Bradley Phillips, a litigation partner at Munger Tolles and member of the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors, believes the scholarship program “helps ensure full and equal access to justice. We are thrilled to invest in impressive law students committed to giving back to their communities.”
Ms. Ocampo, and the other scholarship recipients, were honored at an awards reception in September.
The California Bar Foundation is committed to building a better justice system for all Californians. They champion full and equal access to the justice system, invest in the next generation of public interest lawyers, educate Californians about their rights and responsibilities under the law, and promote philanthropy throughout the legal community. A nonprofit founded in 1990 and affiliated with the State Bar of California, the Foundation annually awards grants to California organizations conducting innovative law-related projects and scholarships to California law school students intending to pursue public interest law careers. For more information, please visit their website at www.calbarfoundation.org.