Ronald Park receives Korean American Bar Association Scholarship

June 5, 2014

Ronald Park (’16) was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Korean American Bar Association’s Sam Oh Memorial Scholarship, issued by the Lim Ruger Foundation. This memorial scholarship was founded in 2013 in memory of Samuel Oh, a member of Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP, who dedicated his career to expanding diversity and inclusiveness in the legal profession. The nationally recognized minority-owned law firm is devoted to providing scholarships to qualified law students of various ethnic backgrounds, and annually awards a promising law student who embodies Sam Oh’s ideals.

Park formally accepted the scholarship at the Korean American Bar Association’s Installation & Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 8, 2014.

Park earned a degree in Economics from UC Berkeley. After graduation, he worked as a research analyst at a litigation consulting firm in the Bay Area, then as a litigation clerk at a plaintiffs-only law firm. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, where he taught high school students how to start and manage their own businesses. Before leaving for the Peace Corps, Ronald was an active member of the Northern California Korean Catholic Youth Ministry as a youth leader at several Korean Catholic churches.

Since joining UCI Law, Park has continued to be an active volunteer. He was the Sponsorship Chair for UCI Law’s 2014 Public Interest Law Fund event, and he has completed almost 100 hours of pro bono in the past year, including work with the Orange County Public Defender’s office, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the Korean Community Services Citizenship Clinic. This summer, Park is working at the Wage Justice Center in Los Angeles. He hopes to continue serving his community as he continues to advance in his legal career.