One of the ways we give back at Kazan Law is by helping bright deserving young people become the lawyers of tomorrow. This week we were pleased to once again see this goal reach fruition when the recipients of the 2014 Broussard Scholarship were honored at the Law Day Student Luncheon as part of the annual Alameda County Superior Court and the Allen E. Broussard Scholarship Foundation co-sponsored Alameda County Superior Court Law Day.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Allen E. Broussard Law School Scholarship Foundation for over a decade, it is an honor each year to present three or more academically well qualified students from economically deprived backgrounds with a $5,000 scholarship. This award is the largest private scholarship award for law students attending California Bay Area law schools.
Our firm’s foundation is proud to help support the Broussard Scholarship Fund which was established in 1996, to honor the memory of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Allen E. Broussard, and was incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to continue Justice Broussard’s work to assist law students from underrepresented minority backgrounds pursue a career in the legal profession.
The 2014 Broussard Scholarship Award Recipients
Andrew Demirchyan is starting his second year as a student at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. His goal is to support marginalized communities by working in land use and employment law. He comes from a family of Armenian immigrants and put himself through UCLA by working two jobs and graduated magna cum laude.
Christine Wenqi Fan emigrated from China at age 9 not knowing English yet excelled in her American education and graduated from UC Irvine. After graduation, Christine plans on dedicating herself to international legal advocacy, counseling clients both in the U.S. and across international borders. Ms. Fan happens to be the twin sister of our next Broussard Scholar.
Wenyue Chrisdo Fan graduated from UC Davis and worked for the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services as a liaison to vulnerable families in need of public services. She also moved to the Los Angeles area from China and is dedicated to advocating for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged communities. Both sisters will attend Hastings starting this fall.