Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation announces winners of "Outstanding Women Law Student" scholarships

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WLAM Foundation Awards for Outstanding Women Law Students. In addition to their superior academic performance at Michigan law schools, these individuals lead efforts to advance the position of women in important areas of the law including STEM, social justice, equality, child advocacy, and domestic violence.

Since 1997, the WLAM Foundation has awarded more than $610,500 to 252 women law students. The recipients and sponsors for each of the $3,500 scholarships for 2019 are:

Marie Bonnici, Wayne State University School of Law; Dawn Van Hoek Scholar, sponsored by Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation

Tanya Elzy, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; Dobrusin Law Scholarship, sponsored by the Dobrusin Law Firm

Erin Emory, University of Michigan Law School; Kim Cahill Scholar, sponsored by Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation

Emily Garcia, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; John Dalton & Mary Lou Peacock Scholar, sponsored by the Peacock Law Firm

Hillary John, University of Michigan Law School; Dickinson Wright Scholar, sponsored by the Dickinson Wright Women's Network

Clarissa Kewin, Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School; WLAM Foundation Scholarship, sponsored by Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation

Allison Kruschke, Michigan State University College of Law; General Motors Scholarship, sponsored by General Motors Corporation

Stephanie Moore, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; Florence King Scholar in Patent Law, sponsored by Women Patent Lawyers

Emily Wacyk Paski, Michigan State University College of Law; WLAM Foundation Scholarship, sponsored by Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation

Brianna Potter, University of Michigan School of Law; Masco Scholarship, sponsored by Masco Corporation

Alexis Smith, Wayne State University Law School; WLAM Foundation Scholarship, sponsored by Women Lawyers of Michigan Foundation

Jacqueline Yee, Wayne State University School of Law; General Motors Scholarship, sponsored by General Motors Corporation

“By investing in this program, our generous law firms, corporate, and individual sponsors honor these impressive women and what they represent,” said Kristen L. Pursley, WLAM Foundation president and managing partner with the Dobrusin Law Firm in Pontiac.

“Equally important is the powerful domino effect these scholarships have. We are confident that these 12 standouts will ‘pay it forward’ in their professional careers and in their communities.”
 

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