July 16, 2013 -- Two UCLA Law students are the recipients of the 2013 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarships. The MALDEF scholarships support law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community. UCLA School of Law was the only school with more than one scholarship recipient selected this year.
Maria Ignacia Rodriguez ’13 was awarded the Hernandez-Stern Scholarship, in honor of Antonia Hernandez ’74 and her husband, the Honorable Michael Stern. The other scholarship recipient is Sadath Garcia, a member of the class of 2014 who passed away in January. The MALDEF award was provided posthumously to his family in his memory.