Introducing the 2012 Law Fellows
The Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Law Fellows program aims to increase the diversity in corporate legal departments by placing a law student in a corporation's legal department for 6-8 weeks during the summer. According to the National Association for Legal Professionals, less than 2% of partners and 4% of associates in law firms are Hispanic. Corporate legal departments have also reported a need to increase their diversity. A successful company's greatest asset is its people. Today's workforce and marketplace represent a dynamic mis of cultures, races, ages, and genders. For companies to succeed in the global economy and be responsive to demographic shifts they must attract and retain skilled employees who have different experiences and backgrounds. The HNBF Law Fellows program connects corporations with young Hispanic law students to pave the pathway for increased diversity in corporate legal departments and with law firms representing corporations.
Introducing our 2012 HNBF Law Fellows
Angela Bouliakis is a rising 3L at American University Washington College of Law. She is originally from Miami, Florida and a graduate of the University of Florida. Angela's HNBF Law Fellowship placement was at the lawfirm of Rivero Mestre LLP in Miami, Florida. Angela comes from a diverse background. Her mother is Mexican and her father is Greek. She is proud to be the first person in her family to graduate from college in the United State and to attend law school. She enjoys mentoring minority students by providing insight into what she has learned as a first-generation student in the United States. For the upcoming year she will serve as President of the Latino/a Law Students Association and as a member of the Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Karolina Murguia is a 2L at the University of Houston Law Center. Karolina is originally from Central Texas. She graduated from Rice University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and Policy Studies. She completed her Master of Public Health degree from University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in the area of Management Policy and Community Health. Karolina has remained active in the Houston Hispanic Community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Health Coalition and has volunteered with the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston. Karolina is interested in International law, Immigration, and Health Care Law. Karolina's Law Fellow's placement was in Chevron's corporate legal department in Houston, Texas.