May 14, 2021 - Emma Brockway and Chelsea Klumpp, two members of the University of Houston Law Center's Class of 2021, were the recent recipients of scholarships from the Houston chapter of the National Association of Women Judges. The scholarships were announced during a virtual ceremony, "Color of Justice: Enhancing Diversity in Houston's Legal Profession and Judiciary, One Student at a Time."
“I felt inspired and empowered after attending the Houston Color of Justice event,” Brockway said. “Throughout the conference we heard from several trailblazers, and hearing the word ‘first’ multiple times reminded me the legal field looked differently just five to 10 years ago.
“Our field has a long way to go in terms of diversity, but I feel optimistic and motivated after attending. Thank you to the NAWJ for the scholarship and for creating this space.”
According to the organization, scholarship recipients were selected based on demonstrated commitment to and leadership in increasing diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity, and access to justice.
“It was such an honor to be in a space where all these incredible members of the judiciary were so open and candid with their own stories,” Klumpp said. "One thing I really took away was how incredibly different each speaker’s journey was. It made me feel so motivated to leave law school focusing on the work that is important to me while also embracing the unknown.”