Hooray! Lemberg Law is proud to have supported the education of the following winners of our Scholarship Program.
Since 2014, Lemberg Law has been sponsoring scholarships for students interested in a career in law — which touch on the entrepreneurship and marketing aspects of being a successful law practice. We feel this is a vital component (read our editorial on this), which is not given enough attention by schools. Growing a law firm and making a name for yourself is harder than ever, and though our scholarship program, we have sparked thousands of applicants to think about these issues in a fresh way. Here, we’re proud to list the past winners.
Grace Danon (University of California, Los Angeles) – “Lemberg Law $1,250 Undergraduate Scholarship, 2020 ($1,250) – For her graphic aimed at engaging the public about student loan debt collection. Danon is a second year UCLA student studying Human Biology and Society. “I feel so grateful for the scholarship. It’ll really help me achieve my fullest academic goals,” she said. “I’m a first generation college student, so even having the opportunity to go to college is really important to me and my family.”
Lindsey Sporrer (USC Gould School of Law) – “Entrepreneurial Spirit” Law School Scholarship, 2019 ($1,250) – For her Facebook-style ad about lemon law. Sporrer is excited to be currently working as a legal clerk for a Los Angeles-based law firm. “I’m working on a case slated to go to trial in the fall,” she said. “My business degree really helped me understand how all of the pieces of the case fit together.”
Feruza Legass (Hampton College) – “Entrepreneurial Spirit” $1,250 Undergraduate Scholarship, 2019 ($1,250) – For her Facebook-style ad and caption on debt collection. “[The scholarship] means so much to me because I’m the first in my family to go to college,” she said. “I’m the first of four, and what I want to do – go far away and go to law school – is difficult for my parents. Getting this help is really important to me because it makes it easier on them.”
Sead Muradbegovic (College of Idaho) – ‘“Land of Opportunity” College Scholarship, 2018 ($1,250) – For his essay comparing the different ways that a person’s right to work is approached in the United States and in Slovakia, the country of his birth. “I applied to the scholarship because I have a deep passion for law, and because I hold a deep curiosity for better understanding the development and application of law, especially on the international level,” he said.
Aditi Deal (University of Houston) – “American Dream” Law School Scholarship, 2018 ($1,250) – For her essay comparing lemon law in India, her country of origin, and the United States, where she is now a citizen. “I was so excited and honored to receive the scholarship, she said. “Law school is an expensive endeavor, and every dollar that contributes is beyond helpful.” She added. “To win a scholarship that highlights my immigrant background was especially meaningful.”
Mary Truong (Northwestern University School of Journalism) – Lemberg Law “Lemon Justice” Scholarship, 2015 ($1,000) – For her cartoon illustrating the significance of lemon laws. “I appreciated being able to spread the message about lemon laws in a way that seemed not too strict and formal,” she said. “Being able to explain lemon law in a comedic way is important.” Truong uses art to help her local community. “Our motto is, ‘Art with a purpose,’” she said.
Gabrielle Onyema (Roosevelt University) Lemberg Law “Do-Not-Call Complaints” Scholarship, 2015 ($1000) – For her video depicting consumer rights regarding cell phone robocalls. “Before going into college, I knew about the financial burdens,” she said, “but I didn’t go do as much as I should have” in applying for scholarships. “This scholarship will ease my financial burden and support my future goals,” she added.
Ty Stewart (Northwest Missouri State University) – Lemberg Law “Stop Collector” Scholarship, 2016 ($1000) – For his essay proposing legislation that might prevent or stop aggressive and abusive debt collectors. “I’m from an area that lacks wealth,” he said. “In my area, getting a scholarship means more of an opportunity to pursue higher education.” While he’s excited about studying all aspects of the law, he said, “I especially like the agricultural and real estate aspects of law.”
Timothy Catron (Arizona State University) – Lemberg Law “Stop Cell Phone Robocalls” Scholarship, 2016 ($1000) – For his essay illustrating that cell phone robocalls need to be regulated because they are an invasion of privacy. He posited that cell phones are personal, your private number is yours alone, and unwanted callers do not have a right to your number. He initially submitted a tweet about cell phone robocalls, and was among ten finalists selected to write an essay about the topic.
Aiko Hassett (Middlebury College) – Lemberg Law “Stop Debt Collection Harassment” Scholarship, 2016 ($1000) – For her stop-motion animation outlining the perils of debt collection harassment. Aiko, who was living in Tokyo prior to entering Middlebury College, also composed and sang an original song for the video’s soundtrack. Upon hearing about her win, she said, “Thank you very much for this wonderful news! I certainly had a lot of fun making that video.”