We’re excited to share the news that Tiani Boapeah is the recipient of the $5,000 Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship! Tiani is starting her first year of law school this year at Rutgers University.
A self-described “first-generation everything,” Tiani’s essay stood out among the hundreds of incredible scholarship applications we received. Her knack for creating powerful visual metaphors to communicate ideas immediately caught our attention. After all, painting vivid pictures with words is an incredible asset for an attorney.
For the third consecutive year, our Southern California based plaintiff’s law firm is providing a law school scholarship to a future attorney in America. The scholarship is open to students entering law school for the first time in the 2021/2022 academic year. It is also open to current law students who will still be attending law school for the 2021/2022 school year. The entry details can be found here.
Over 1,000 future attorneys have applied to the Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship over the past two years. It has been our enormous honor to support previous winners as they began law school at UCLA (2019 winner) and Harvard Law School (2020 winner).
Offering this scholarship is especially rewarding this year, following the unprecedented challenges our world has endured as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have been pulled from regular classroom activities, and forced to learn online, with limited contact with their fellow students. One-on-one meetings with professors, admissions counselors, and more have gone digital.Studies groups have moved online. Students missed out on senior year sports seasons and graduation ceremonies. We understand it’s been hard, and we are here to help.
CONGRATULATIONS TO J.R. HAMILTON!
Our team at Rizio Lipinsky is thrilled to announce that J.R. Hamilton has won the Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship for 2020. This month, J.R. began his first semester (remotely) at Harvard Law School as an incoming 1L, after becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.
J.R.’S INSPIRING PERSONAL STORY:
J.R.’s essay submission detailed the painful loss of his father 6 years ago from an opiate overdose. As personally tragic as the loss was, J.R. went into incredible detail about how common this experience is for those in his home state of West Virginia, and throughout Appalachia.
“I think it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t lost a family member or friend to this epidemic,” J.R. said.
Rizio Lipinsky is honored to announce that Gabriella Cohen-Herrera has been awarded our first-ever $10,000 Law School Scholarship. Gabriella entered UCLA as a first-year law student this August after graduating from UC Berkeley.
Suffice it to say, Gabriella’s scholarship essay was powerful. Drawing from her own experience of being a child erroneously placed in foster care along with her siblings, Gabriella shared how she learned to become an advocate for herself and her siblings. Ultimately, she convinced the judge to return her and her siblings to the loving care of their mother. Recognizing the power of advocacy, Gabriella has since made it her goal to devote her career to helping other families the way she was able to help her own.
To formally celebrate the launch of Rizio Lipinsky, our team of Northern and Southern California based plaintiffs’ attorneys couldn’t be more excited to provide financial support to a future attorney of tomorrow. As such, our California Consumer law firm is thrilled to announce that we’re accepting submissions from the next generation of attorneys for our inaugural Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship!
Open to college graduates who have been accepted into law school for the 2019-2020 academic year, and to current law students, who will still be enrolled in the 2019-2020 year, we are accepting submissions for the Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship through May 1, 2019.