July 29, 2021 – University of Houston Law Center student Nasim Emamdjomeh was awarded a scholarship and recognized by the Women of the Law organization for outstanding leadership and achievement during a recent virtual “Meet & Greet “event with Women of the Law members.
“As the one of the first recipients of the Women of the Law Scholarship, I would like to express my immense appreciation and gratitude to the Women of the Law alumni group,” Emamdjomeh said. “I am very honored to have been selected by this group of incredibly successful women.
“This scholarship also inspires me to one day give back and support students just as I am being supported. I sincerely appreciate the assistance and kindness provided by the Women of the Law members and donors. The Women of the Law members have already overwhelmed me with encouragement and advice, and as a first-generation law student, this support is incredibly valuable to me—especially because many of the members are first-generation lawyers themselves.”
Originally from Troy, Mich., Emamdjomeh followed her father’s footsteps and earned a degree in chemical engineering but had an interest in the law at a young age. Following the completion of her undergraduate education, she worked as a paralegal for an immigration law firm after graduation.
“I enjoyed working in a law firm and enjoyed interacting with attorneys,” Emamdjomeh said. “Once I got to the highest I could go as a paralegal, I wanted to challenge myself more and take on more legal work in a higher capacity, and I decided to apply to law school.”
Emamdjomeh has broadened her skillset this summer, working at Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P. as a summer associate focused on IP law.
Women of the Law aims to create a space for women alumni to network, learn together, enjoy group events, and support a group scholarship that benefits current female scholars at the Law Center to promote diversity in law. Click here for more information about joining Women of the Law.For membership inquiries or sponsorship interest, please connect with Director of Development, Stephanie Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.743.3839.
Testimony from WOL Steering Committee Member, Kathy Tedore '94
“My pride in being an alumni of the Law Center led me to seek out involvement that makes a difference,” said Tedore, Managing Counsel for Finance, Projects & Procurement at Phillips 66. “What I found in the Women of the Law alumni group are thoughtful, open-hearted women from a wide-range of practice areas and backgrounds. Our graduation dates span at least four decades. I have gained new perspectives from my fellow women alumnae during our networking and CLE opportunities. However, most important to me has been our granting of scholarships to some wonderful women who are currently studying at our Law Center. Giving back never disappoints.”