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UCLI announces 2024 UCLI Bar Review Scholarship Recipients

By April 25, 2024News

The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion in partnership with the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Utah State Bar is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the UCLI Bar Review Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to law students who are registered to take the July 2024 Utah State Bar Examination who have an exceptional record of service during their law school careers. Scholarship funds help students cover expenses of registering and studying for the bar exam. 

Congratulations to the nine recipients of the 2024 UCLI Bar Review Scholarship: Jordin Annett, Lauren Cormany, Kekai Gonsalves Cram, McKaela Dangerfield, Harriet Norcross Eppel, Jasmine Harouny, Breeze Parker, Anthony Tenney, and Jehicob Torres. Find out more below about these amazing scholarship winners.


Jordin Annett (pronouns she/her)

As an 8-year-old Jordin Annett was pulled out of the school system to be homeschooled but, due to the severe mental issues and illnesses of her parents, never really received an education. At the age of 18 Jordin googled, “how to apply to college” and applied to BYU as a last-ditch attempt to escape her abusive family situation. Miraculously she was accepted without a verified high-school diploma and later graduated from BYU via zoom during Covid-19 with a Bachelor of Science. In April 2024, at age 28, Jordin walked in a graduation ceremony for the first time in her life when she received her J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School. Jordin has spent much of her time at BYU working to make campus more welcoming. As an undergraduate she helped established BYUSA’s annual Mental Health Matters Program, as a law student has served as the student lead for Community Space (a working group that focuses on LGBTQI+ issues at the school), and as a founding board member for BYU’s NAACP chapter. Jordin is also one of the inaugural BYU Law Achievement Fellows Scholarship recipients and a Utah Minority Bar Association 2022 Pipeline Scholarship recipient. Personally, her hobbies include traveling to places she’s technically not supposed to be at, eating excessive amounts of cannoli, and participating in extreme sports. Jordin is extremely grateful to the Utah Center for Inclusion and the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Utah State Bar for their generosity in awarding her a 2024 UCLI Bar Review Scholarship.


Lauren Cormany

Lauren will graduate with a J.D. and a Certificate in Natural Resources & Environmental Law from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and received a B.A. in History & Political Science with a minor in International Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. Lauren is passionate about access to justice, especially for communities experiencing environmental and housing issues. During law school, she served as the Environmental Editor of the Utah Law Review, helped her team win Best Brief for Petitioner at Pace University’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, and completed several internships in government agencies and non-profit organizations. After graduation, she hopes to pay forward all the incredible mentorship she received during law school and continue her volunteer work with the U’s Pro Bono Initiative. 


Kekai Gonsalves Cram

Kekai (Kiki) Gonsalves Cram is a recent graduate of the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. She also received a B.A. in English Teaching with a minor in Spanish from BYU. At BYU Law, Kiki was involved with the Pacific Islander Law Student Association and BYU Women in Law. Her legal experiences range from working for a real estate solo practitioner in Hawai’i to working at a Salt Lake City immigration law firm. She loves writing, storytelling, and serving others.

McKaela Dangerfield

McKaela graduates from the S.J. Quinney College of Law with her Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Public Interest Law and Policy. McKaela is a native Utahn and earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah in Social Work and Political Science. During law school, McKaela served as the Student Director for the Pro Bono Initiative’s Family Law Site, the President of the Public Interest Law Organization, the Golden Rule Pro Bono Fellow, and was honored with the 2024 Outstanding Student Leader Award. McKaela is passionate about the welfare of children and families in her community and is determined to make legal services more accessible, functional, and empathetic to these populations.


Harriet Norcross Eppel

Harriet Norcross Eppel graduated from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. During her three years at BYU Law, she participated in the Women in Law, American Constitution Society, and other student groups. She served as a board member for the Environment, Energy, and Resources Society, as well as an officer for the Provo chapter of If When How. She enjoyed summer internships at Immigrant Legal Services in Salt Lake City and the Utah County Public Defender Association. She currently works in campus sexual assault investigations and conflict resolution, and looks forward to serving in her community as a licensed attorney. She is passionate about expanding legal access and assisting the underrepresented.


Jasmine Harouny

Jasmine is a 3L at the University of Utah and will be sitting for the bar this summer. She grew up in Utah and is a first-generation college graduate on both sides of the family.  She earned her undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and German from BYU. During law school at the U, Jasmine has loved her experiential learning opportunities within the community the most—whether that be working with the Youth VOA Resource Center, volunteering at the Pro Bono Clinic, or ​helping judge high school mock trial competitions. Jasmine was the 2023 National Moot Court Competition Regional “Best Oral Advocate” and hopes to one day focus on appellate work to participate in meaningful discussions about how the law affects the community. After graduation, Jasmine will work as an associate with Babcock, Scott & Babcock, PC. 


Breeze Parker

Breeze Kauakokoipohaiapunināmoku Waipā Parker was born and raised in her humble hometown of Kalihi, O’ahu. As a first-generation Native Hawaiian law student, Breeze’s experiences growing up in an underprivileged community have garnered her passion for immigration, civil rights, and Native rights law. Breeze has worked as a law clerk for Perretta Law Office, which specializes in immigration law, a CJA (Criminal Justice Act) mentee for the Utah Federal Defender’s office, and a Federal Indian law research assistant for BYU Law’s Associate Dean Michelin Steele. When she’s not working or in school, Breeze enjoys spending time with family, surfing, dancing hula, and playing volleyball. Breeze is excited as she will be working in Washington D.C. as a part of the DOJʻs Honors Program at the Board of Immigration Appeals.


Anthony Tenney

Anthony frequently moved as a child before attending high school in St. Marys, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Ohio State University. In high school, Anthony began working at neighbors’ farms and the local McDonald’s. He continued working in the service industry throughout school and after graduation, when he lost his job due to the COVID lockdown. That’s when he decided to come to Utah and study law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Anthony knew that he wanted to become an employment and labor lawyer because of his experiences in the service industry and family history in unions. Anthony plans to help build strong communities with solid jobs through organizing and advocating for workers’ rights.


Jehicob Torres

Jehicob Torres is an expected graduate of the J. Reuben Clark law school. Prior to law school, Jehicob completed a bachelor’s degree in political science at Utah Valley University. During his time at law school, Jehicob was a member of the trial advocacy team and moot court team. His team won first place at a national moot court competition hosted by the Hispanic National Bar Association. He was also the president of the Latino/a Law Student Association. He externed for Justice Paige Peterson of the Utah Supreme Court. He has also volunteered at the BYU Community Legal Clinic to help families with immigration needs such as applying for  U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, and asylum. After taking the bar, he will go clerk for Judge Alberto Rivas in New Jersey. 

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