2018 LMJ Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 class of LMJ Scholars.

WILLIAM TANNER ALLREAD

WILLIAM TANNER ALLREAD

Robert Half Scholar
Stanford Law School

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WILLIAM TANNER ALLREAD

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

William Tanner Allread received a Bachelor of Arts in History with distinction and a certificate in Education Studies from Yale University in 2016. A native Oklahoman, Mr. Allread returned to Oklahoma City after graduation as a Teach for America Corps member, teaching seventh grade science in a majority-minority, under-resourced middle school for two years. His experiences as a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and working in legal aid form the basis of his interest in Federal Indian law and appellate litigation. Mr. Allread is currently a first-year law student at Stanford Law School. He is an active member of the Native American Law Students Association and OutLaw.

BELIARD DOMOND

BELIARD DOMOND

MCCA Scholar
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

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BELIARD DOMOND

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

Beliard Domond graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and minor in Mathematics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2015 as a member of the college’s Honors Program. Mr. Domond is a first-generation Haitian-American and the first in his family to graduate from college. As a Ronald H. Brown Scholar, Mr. Domond was given the opportunity to complete a summer judicial internship and a corporate in-house legal internship. He is currently a first-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Domond aspires to practice corporate law as well as work with a non-profit organization for youths from underprivileged communities and to use social enterprise to catalyze urban and economic development.

ADRIENN ILLESH

ADRIENN ILLESH

MCCA Scholar
The University of Texas School of Law

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ADRIENN ILLESH

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

Adrienn Illesh graduated summa cum laude with a Political Science degree and a minor in French from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. Ms. Illesh was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family when she was 11 years old. At the university, she was the recipient of The President’s Charter Scholarship. Ms. Illesh is an active member of the Allies in Youth Development, which provides aid and mentorship opportunities to orphans in Russian-speaking countries. Prior to law school, Ms. Illesh worked for a corporate immigration law firm, where she helped families navigate moving to and working in the United States. She is planning to pursue a career in Corporate Transactional Law. Ms. Illesh is currently a first-generation, first-year law student at The University of Texas School of Law.

EBONEE JOHNSON

EBONEE JOHNSON

MCCA Scholar
American University Washington College of Law

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EBONEE JOHNSON

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

Ebonee Johnson, a Detroit native, graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Johnson was a member of the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy, and received the university’s Woman of Distinction Award and Ray Marvin Leadership Award. Ms. Johnson is a collegiate mentor with College Prep International, a Detroit based organization, assisting high school and college students with career planning, college selection, and internship applications. Ms. Johnson is currently a first-year, first-generation law student at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. where she serves as the 1L Representative for the International Trade and Investment Law Society. She intends to pursue a career in international commercial transactions law to bridge her passions for business development, economics, and politics.

MAGDALENA OROPEZA

MAGDALENA OROPEZA

Groom Law Group Scholar
Columbia Law School

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MAGDALENA OROPEZA

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

Magdalena Oropeza graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latino/a Studies & Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. As the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants, she was the first in her family to graduate from high school, college, and to attend law school. Before law school, Ms. Oropeza was a Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program Intern at Paul Hastings LLP in New York City. She has also served as a student leader in her undergraduate institution’s first student-led relief brigade to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Ms. Oropeza is currently a first-year law student at Columbia Law School, where she is part of the Specialized Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court. Ms. Oropeza continues to mentor and work with a diverse group of aspiring law students to support domestic violence shelters in Puerto Rico. She hopes to pursue a career in litigation.

MICHAEL TAYAG

MICHAEL TAYAG

Microsoft Scholar
Yale Law School

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MICHAEL TAYAG

2018 LMJ Scholar Recipient

Michael Tayag graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Mr. Tayag is a formerly undocumented immigrant from the Philippines who was raised by a single mother. Before attending Yale Law School, Mr. Tayag worked for the City of San Jose as a Program Performance Auditor and for Covington & Burlington LLP as an SEO Law Fellow. He was a Regional Coordinator for the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and a community organizer with the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants. At Yale, Mr. Tayag is part of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC), the Yale Law and Policy Review, and various affinity groups. As a lawyer, he hopes to advance fairness and opportunity for workers and to promote corporate responsibility and due diligence with respect to labor and employment practices.

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