Three Law Students Receive Public Service Scholarships

Lexington, VA Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Washington and Lee School of Law students Kiyomi Bolick, Kyu-Eun Lee, and Sara McManus, all members of the class of 2010, have been selected as the 2008 recipients of Virginia Law Foundation Public Service Internship awards. These awards help make it possible for students to work at law-related public service jobs during the summer.

Two of the students will work with public defender agencies, Bolick for the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk and Lee for the Office of the Public Defender for the Commonwealth of Virginia in Danville. McManus will work for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia in Norfolk.

Left to right: Kyu-Eun Lee, Kiyomi Bolick, Sara McManus

Founded in 1974 as the charitable arm of Virginia's legal profession, the Virginia Law Foundation, located in Richmond, provides grant support to law-related projects throughout Virginia.  Since the Virginia Law Foundation made its first public service internship awards in 1989, over $1,007,000 has been provided to support hundreds of internships throughout Virginia.

As a result of the internship experience, many students gain an increased commitment to ongoing public service throughout their legal careers. VLF research has determined between 34% and 52% of the past recipients of VLF Public Service Internships have pursued and continue to pursue work in public service.

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