At the end of April, the Student Bar Association awarded its second annual scholarship to rising 3L student Jennifer Lamari. Lamari was chosen for the scholarship for her dedication to and involvement in a long list of Gonzaga Law organizations, clubs, and events.
Fulfilling A Childhood Dream
After receiving her undergraduate degree at Hawaii Pacific University, Lamari spent nearly ten years working as a teacher, including 5 years of teaching English in Korea, France, and Poland. “When I was making the decision to go back to school, I asked myself what I had wanted to do when growing up, and the answer was become a lawyer. So I took the LSAT and started law school within just a few months.” Lamari will be spending the summer working with the Environmental Law Clinic, as well as volunteering her time with the variety of boards and organizations she is involved with.
A Dedication to Diversity
Lamari is involved in a variety of activities, both at Gonzaga Law and as a part of outside organizations. Lamari serves as a member of the SBA Diversity Committee, incoming Vice president for the Native American Law Students Association, treasurer for the Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Section, Spokane Ambassador for QLAW, the Washington State GLBT Bar Association, the the Advocacy and Education Chair for the GSA Outlaws, and more.
About the SBA Scholarship
The SBA Scholarship is a scholarship established by the Gonzaga University Student Bar Association with reserve funds from SBA student dues. The endowed scholarship is given to a student “who has been active on-campus. The goal is to honor a student who has brought something to the school outside of the classroom.” This is the second year the scholarship has been awarded.