RALEIGH — Campbell Law School’s Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) announced the Alondra Bribiesca Scholarship, which is available to first- and second-year students, in the fall semester of 2020. The summer scholarship is intended for “a student who has exemplified courage in the face of adversity,” a trait exemplified by the scholarship namesake, Alondra Bribiesca ‘20.
As one of the first licensed lawyers in North Carolina under DACA status, Bribiesca is no stranger to adversity. While at Campbell Law, Bribiesca founded and coordinated the Campbell Law Pro Bono Council’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (IRRP), a program that allows law students to work with local immigrant and refugee assistance organizations, helping participants better understand immigration laws and rights.
Bribiesca also left her mark on Campbell Law by serving as the 2019-2020 HLSA president, inspiring HLSA members to establish a scholarship in her honor. Current HLSA President Lupe Howell stated, “I stand on the shoulders of men and women who walked so that I could run; I therefore see it my duty to open doors for the next generation of lawyers…it is an honor to introduce our inaugural scholarship named after an extraordinary human being. The Alondra Bribiesca HLSA Scholarship celebrates students who have exemplified courage in the face of adversity.”
Bribiesca is an associate attorney in the Raleigh office of Jackson Lewis P.C., where she practices U.S. business immigration law and employment litigation.
The inaugural scholarship recipient is Genesis Torres ’23, who is currently a summer associate at Ward and Smith P.A.
To donate to the Campbell Law HLSA Alondra Bribiesca Scholarship, go to this link.
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