Women Lawyers Committee
The USF Women Lawyers Committee was founded more than 20 years ago by a group of USF law school graduates who wanted to:
- Maintain the close ties they formed with other women during law school
- Provide guidance and support for current law students, through activities such as a Mentor Program for USF JD students.
- Establish a full-tuition Scholarship for Transitional Students to help them make the transition from another career to law school. (A "Transitional Student" is a first-year law student, with a five-year break in his or her education, i.e., has been out of school at least five years between college and law school.) The Recipient must have financial need, have been involved in community service, parenting or gainful employment before law school and show an interest in community service after Law School.
Scholarship for Transitional Students
Since 1987, the Committee has awarded a partial tuition Scholarship for Transitional Students. Alumni recipients have included: Mary Jan Delisi Lofthouse '87, Patricia Simmons '91, Lyn Harlan '93, Laura Lederer DePaul '94, Cynthia Levin '98, Diane Webb '98, Kristin Lamson '99, Shannon Thorne '01, Jie Zhou '01, Diana Carabajal-Strait '02, Kate Flick '04, LaRon (Doty) Hogg-Haught '04, Jennifer Lynch, Boalt '05, Charlotte Westfall '06, Stanley Radtke '07, Brenda Balzon '08, Michell Nunez '09, Nicole Knudsen '10 Sheila Husting '11, and Maya Kevin '12.
The Scholarship for Transitional Students is based on a portion of the interest generated by its endowed funds. The bulk of the interest is dedicated to the Scholarship fund. The endowment is ONLY used for scholarships, not for fundraising or programs.
In 2009, the Committee awarded a $6,600 Scholarship, which can make a difference to a Transitional Student, but is only 18% of USF's current annual tuition. We need to continue to fill the Scholarship coffers. The Committee would appreciate your generous contributions to the USF Women Lawyers Committee's Scholarship for Transitional Students. Tax deductible donations to the "Scholarship for Transitional Students" can be sent to:
USF Women Lawyers Committee
c/o Erica Levison, Associate Director
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
USF School of Law
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Read about the 2012 Scholarship Reception Here
WLC/WLA JD Mentor Program
The Committee, in partnership with USF School of Law, has developed a JD Mentor Program for students who are members of the USF Women's Law Association. If you are ready to sign up to become a Mentor, please complete the WLC/WLA JD Mentor Profile Form below.
Annual Panel, Scholarship Fundraiser and Reception
Each year, the committee hosts a CLE panel and fundraiser to provide a forum for discussion and to serve as a means of raising funds for the scholarship fund. The 2009 event was held on March 19 and the theme was "Managing Your Career in a Challenging and Rapidly Changing Economy: A Panel Discussion Moderated by USF School of Law Dean Jeffrey S. Brand." The 2010 event was held Sept. 14 and was titled "Charting the Future: Next Steps for Women Lawyering." Read about it here. For more information on these events, please contact Anita Ayers with the Office of Event Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.