Class of 2015 students awarded Hispanic Bar and Japanese American Bar scholarships

April 11, 2014

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Marco Pulido Márquez at the OCHBA's 2014 gala event.

Marco Pulido Márquez ('15) was awarded one of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association's 2014 Wally Davis Scholarships. The scholarship fund, established in memory of prominent Latino lawyer and OCHBA co-founder Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, awards Latino law students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping the Latino community. Márquez has been involved in various pro bono projects and currently serves on the UCI Law Review Executive Board and contributes as an article editor. He graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Public Administration. He was honored at the the OCHBA's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner on March 1, 2014.

Christine Fukushima ('15), was selected as the 2014 winner of the Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation's Judge Edward Y. Kakita Memorial Scholarship. This $2,000 award was established in 2006 in honor of Superior Court Judge Edward Y. Kakita (1940-2005), who was interned with his family at Poston, Arizona during World War II and later became a founding member of the Japanese American Bar Association and JABA’s first president in 1976. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Kakita to the Superior Court in 1980. The scholarship is granted annually to one Japanese American law student planning to practice law in Southern California who has demonstrated academic excellence despite adversity, financial need, and outstanding service in the Asian Pacific American community. Fukushima was honored at the Japanese American Bar Association's 2014 Installation & Awards Gala on March 7, 2014.