April 27, 2015—University of Houston Law Center students Di Wang, 2L, and Barira Munshi, 3L, were awarded scholarships recently during the Fourth Annual Premier Women in Law Luncheon hosted by the Association of Women Attorneys (AWA).
“The scholarship will decrease the amount of student loans I have to take out,” said Wang who received $2,500.
Wang earned her Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University.
She is currently a member of the Houston Law Review, the Asian Law Student Association, and the Student Bar Association. She will be clerking this summer for Winstead and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Munshi, a part- time law student, received a $3,500 scholarship. She is an active member of the Law Center’s mock trial team that recently won the Costello Criminal Law Competition.
“The third year scholarship is intended to go toward helping pay for my 2016 Bar prep,” said Munshi.
She has worked at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and for Lone Star Legal Aid. After graduating from the Law Center, Munshi hopes to clerk for a federal judge or become an assistant district attorney.
At the luncheon held March 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Houston, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson responded positively when Laura Gibson, AWA scholarship chairwoman, inquired about the possibility of a job for Munshi in the DA’s office.
In addition to Wang and Munshi, the AWA also awarded scholarships to two students from South Texas College of Law and Thurgood Marshall School of Law.