Wayne Law student Dominica Convertino awarded Women Lawyers Association of Michigan scholarship
DETROIT – Wayne Law student Dominica Convertino recently received the Dawn Van Hoek Scholarship from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Foundation.
WLAM awards scholarships based on the students’ demonstrated leadership capabilities; community service in such areas as family law, child advocacy or domestic violence; commitment to diversity; and potential for advancing the position of women in society.
“This award not only offers reassurance that I am on the right path in my legal career, but it also provides me with the necessary financial support to continue working in public interest law,” Convertino, a rising 3L, said. “I feel particularly honored to have received WLAM’s Dawn Van Hoek Scholarship. Ms. Van Hoek—a Wayne Law alum—has led an incredible career in public service, championing the rights of some of the most marginalized people in our society. In my legal career, I hope to follow in Ms. Van Hoek’s footsteps by similarly working to break down institutionalized barriers to justice.”
Following her first year of law school, Convertino received the Pro Bono Warrior Award for volunteering more than 300 hours of legal work. Before attending law school, she worked for several years in public service, including as a Legislative Director at the Wayne County Commission.
Convertino is the Chancellor of Wayne Law’s Moot Court Program and Vice President of the Voting Rights and Election Law Society. She also serves as an American Bar Association Fellow on police practices, where she conducts legal research and policy recommendations for meaningful police reform.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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