Higgs Fletcher & Mack Provides $10,000 Diversity Scholarship

San Diego (May 14, 2013) - For the third straight year, Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP has provided a $10,000 scholarship to a University of San Diego law student. The scholarship was made possible by contributions from 29 of the firm’s attorneys, and awarded to Lisa Charukul, '13 (JD), for the 2012-2013 academic year.

“Our firm and attorneys have made it a priority to promote diversity in law school education,” said Steve Cologne, a partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “We all support this important mission and are proud to collectively continue to help USD students complete their education.”

Charukul was awarded the Diversity Scholarship based on her community service involvement, academic achievement, commitment to volunteering and other personal qualities. Currently, Charukul is interning at the Public Defender's Office and is slated to graduate in 2013.

Read the entire press release at higgslaw.com.

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Founded in 1939, Higgs Fletcher & Mack is San Diego’s oldest full-service law firm. Deeply committed to the San Diego Region and workplace diversity in the legal community, the firm continues to expand and evolve its expertise and firm membership. They are proud to be an original signatory to The San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge and the founder of the Annual Diversity Scholarship at the University of San Diego School of Law. The firm continues to be a leader in diversity efforts and a strong supporter of professional development in the legal community. For more information, visit www.Higgslaw.com. About Higgs Fletcher & Mack: Founded in 1939, Higgs Fletcher & Mack is San Diego’s oldest full-service law firm. Deeply committed to the San Diego Region and workplace diversity in the legal community, the firm continues to expand and evolve its expertise and firm membership. They are proud to be an original signatory to The San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge and the founder of the Annual Diversity Scholarship at the University of San Diego School of Law. The firm continues to be a leader in diversity efforts and a strong supporter of professional development in the legal community. For more information, visit www.Higgslaw.com.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Contact:

Debbie Rider
djrider@sandiego.edu
619-260-4134