Loeb & Loeb LLP partnered with the California Bar Foundation on the organization’s 2015 Diversity Scholarship Program, which provides critical financial assistance to rising first-year law students from communities underrepresented in the California Bar, with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession. For the second year running, the firm was pleased to underwrite a Diversity Scholarship in the name of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. The 2015 scholarship was awarded to UCLA School of Law student Myjahnee Crenshaw at the California Bar Foundation’s annual Diversity Scholarship reception held on September 17 in San Francisco.
Ms. Crenshaw, who earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and plans to pursue either public interest law or criminal law, is one of 29 student scholars selected by the California Bar Foundation from a pool of more than 225 applications received from across the state in 2015. The scholarship recipients were selected based on academic achievements, financial need, and public service or leadership.
“We congratulate Ms. Crenshaw and all of this year’s deserving scholars who have impressed us with both their academic accomplishments and their commitment to contributing to their communities,” said Loeb & Loeb partner Channing D. Johnson, Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “It’s an honor to join the California Bar Foundation and our client Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. in supporting these young men and women in their pursuit of careers in the legal profession, and in taking steps to diversify the California Bar through this fantastic program.”
Mr. Johnson was on hand at the Diversity Scholarship reception to present Ms. Crenshaw with her award. The event also featured keynote remarks by the Hon. Leondra Kruger, Associate Justice of California Supreme Court.
The California Bar Foundation is the largest independent resource for diversity scholarships statewide and a lead investor in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the California Justice program.