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Nancy E. O'Malley Scholarship

The online application is currently closed. 

Past recipients: 

2018Edrina Nazaradeh is a first-generation American and recent graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, with a demonstrated commitment to fighting sex trafficking. Edrina served as a summer intern with International Justice Mission, working with local prosecutors in the Philippines to rescue children from online sexual exploitation, and facilitated conferences in Uganda on the advancement of women and protection of children from sex-trafficking. She also worked in the Juvenile and Sex Crimes Divisions of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 

2017-  Jenna Klein has immersed herself into the difficult field of illegal sex-trafficking through the Boalt Anti-Trafficking Project (BATPro).  BATPro is a student-led volunteer project at Berkeley Law.  Jenna has devoted herself to reproductive equality by working in the U.S. Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) headquarters in New York.  Additionally, Jenna served as secretary for the Berkeley Law Chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, calling on speakers to spread the word about the injustices in reproductive healthcare. 

The eligibility requirements and application details are below:

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Current membership in CWL
  • Be currently enrolled in a law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California; Be in the top fifty percent of their law school class currently;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A Personal statement addressing your commitment to issues affecting women and/or children. Be sure to address how your commitment will continue after law school graduation.
  • Current resume listing at least two references;
  • Completed online application;
  • Certified law school transcript;
  • Letter of good standing from current law school; and
  • Minimum of one letter of recommendation (maximum of three letters). At least one letter of recommendation must be from someone with personal knowledge of the applicant’s dedication to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.