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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2002 Diversity Scholarship Recipients

July 1, 2002 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 1, 2002) Farella Braun + Martel LLP has awarded its 2002 Diversity Scholarships totaling $10,000 to four first-year, full-time students at a number of Bay Area law schools.

The awards, announced this week by the firm's Diversity Task Force, are offered each year to first-year law students from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds attending Boalt Hall, Hastings, Davis, Golden Gate, USF or Stanford.

"Farella Braun + Martel is committed to expanding the number of attorneys from minority and underrepresented communities in the practice of law and at our firm," said William J. Schlinkert, chairman. "The depth, breadth and talent of the students applying for this scholarship is astounding and we are delighted to be able to assist the recipients in the pursuit of their legal career."

The recipients were selected based on a variety of factors, including academic accomplishments, ability to balance school with other activities, financial need and demonstrated commitment to serving both the legal profession and the community.

The four recipients of the 2002 Farella Braun + Martel Diversity Scholarships are:

Sandra Margarita Gallardo, Boalt Hall:
Sandra is ambitiously pursuing a dual-degree program consisting of a J.D. at Boalt Hall School of Law and a M.A. in Public Policy at Harvard University. Sandra's background includes having worked as a legal intern conducting field research on racism with S.O.S. Racisme, in their office of information and reporting in Barcelona, Spain, and as an Italian/Spanish interpreter for attorneys investigating conditions of immigrant detention camps throughout Spain with Human Rights Watch. She also worked for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in Washington D.C. as a Policy Fellow and advocated for Congressional approval of legislation with respect to NCLR's Economic Mobility Agenda. Sandra has served as Editor in Chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy and has published several articles with respect to economic policy issues affecting the Hispanic American community.

Anna Frances G. Teruel, Golden Gate University School of Law:
Anna has worked as a legal intern with the Berkeley Own Recognizance Project interviewing newly arrested defendants. She organized, trained and supervised outreach efforts with U.C. Berkeley REACH! to motivate high school students to apply to some form of higher education. While working with the U.C. Berkeley Let's Rise Mentorship Program, Anna planned and facilitated activities for a mixture of underprivileged, immigrant refugee 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders from Helms Middle School and Richmond High School and received a "Most Inspirational Mentor" award for mentoring a 9th grader from Richmond High School. She has been involved with the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Justin Taeyong Park, Boalt Hall:
While attending Boalt Hall, Justin has been involved with the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Boalt Business Law Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. He has experience working in Seoul, Korea as a summer associate for Shin & Kim and as an economist for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he researched and drafted economic memoranda on bilateral economic and trade relationship between the Republic of Korea and the United States. Justin also worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Justin was a President of the Korean Student Association at the University of California, Berkeley and was a former Academic Chair of the Public Policy Student Association while getting his M.P.P. at the University of Chicago.

Anagha Sharad Dandekar, University of California, Davis School of Law:
Anagha has provided outreach services through Bankruptcy, Family Law, Consumer and Immigration clinics with the Pro Bono Project in San Jose, CA., where she helped develop new self-help clinics to empower clients and educate them about their legal options. She also worked as a law clerk for the Immigration Law Offices of Wade Chernick and as a Youth and Lifestyles Project Researcher interviewing female gang members of numerous ethnic communities for the Institute for Scientific Analysis. At the University of California, Davis School of Law, Anagha is involved with the King Hall Law Foundation, Board of Directors; the National Lawyers Guild; International Law Society and Diversity Outreach.

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