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The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award winner for 2019

The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award winner for 2019

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The Dominguez Firm, a nationally recognized California personal injury law firm has selected Madelyn Chen as the recipient of its 2019 Legal Scholar Award. Madelyn, who is in her first year at Harvard Law School will receive a check for $2,500 to be used towards her law school tuition.

There were many strong candidates for the Legal Scholar Award, but Madelyn’s application stood out for several reasons. One was her remarkable life story. The oldest of seven children, she was often thrust into the role of caretaker for her younger siblings due to family issues at home. Eventually, she and her siblings found themselves in and out of the foster care system.

However, Madelyn refused to be defined by her circumstances. We were struck by her determination to not just survive but thrive and forge a better future for herself and her family.

Madelyn epitomizes what the Legal Scholar Award is all about. Our founder, Juan Dominguez created this award to lessen the financial burden for deserving students interested in pursuing a career in law. By encouraging the next generation of attorneys, our hope is that they, in turn, will also value the importance of giving back.

Boasting an impressive academic record, Madelyn recently received her undergraduate degree from UCLA where she made the Dean’s Honors List on multiple occasions. While at UCLA, she also actively participated in several debate competitions with exceptional results. Among the most notable was as a member of the winning UCLA debate team in the Corsairs British Parliamentary Debate Invitational.

Outside of school, Madelyn’s employment history is already quite impressive. She has worked as an editorial intern at Larry King Now and as a publicity intern at Amazon Studios, among others. She also manages to carve time out of her busy schedule to teach public speaking to middle and high school students through the Forensics Club at UCLA, which she founded. And she volunteers at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a Koreatown clinic that offers free legal services to low-income members in the community.

The Dominguez Firm applauds Madelyn for her achievements. As she herself put it, “At Harvard Law, I am driven to continue advocating for children and serving my community.” We’re confident she will meet those goals and are honored to present her with this Legal Scholar Award.

The Dominguez Firm is an award-winning personal injury law firm located in California. We have over 30 years of experience advocating for the rights of our clients. For a free and confidential case consultation, please call us at 800-818-1818