ELAC Pathway to Law School Program Students ExcelPosted: Feb/17/2021 10:19 AM
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February 17, 2021
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MONTEREY PARK, CA – Two East Los Angeles College (ELAC) Pathway to Law School program students, Valeria Coronado and Gloria Cabrera, will be featured at the annual statewide Pathways to Law Summit held via Zoom this year on February 17-19, 2021. The ELAC Pathway to Law School program provides students with the academic foundation necessary for successful transfer and eventual entry to law school.
The California Law Pathways provide a clear educational pipeline for diverse students from high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions into law schools or law-related careers. Each year they host a Pathway to Law summit to provide an opportunity for law practitioners and educators to come together and exchange strategies, make connections, and participate in panels and other activities that help promote diversity in the legal profession.
Current ELAC Pathway to Law School Program student Gloria Cabrera, whose harrowing and truly inspiring life story was featured in an article by California Forward, will be a panel speaker during the “Sharing the Journey – Our Law Pathway Changing Lives” session of the summit. Her unique path to eventually reaching law school is something that separates her from the “normal” college route.
“I plan to transfer to a University after ELAC where I can continue my Pathway to Law School. My life experience helps me to pursue a law degree because I feel equipped with firsthand knowledge with my own experience and story,” said Cabrera.
Valeria Coronado, a current University of California, Los Angeles student and Pathway to Law graduate, will be honored for being selected as the 2021 California Ruthe Catolico Ashley Pathway to Law Scholarship recipient. She was selected for the scholarship out of a record number of Pathway to Law student applicants from throughout California. Valeria is dedicated both inside and outside of the classroom by helping immigrant families and incarcerated individuals in her community with her free time.
“This accomplishment was a reminder that the opportunities are infinite with the support of the community and mentors. I would like to thank Dr. Kenneth Chaiprasert for his endless encouragement and dedication to the program and the East Los Angeles College community!” said Coronado.
To learn more about ELAC Pathway to Law program visit their webpage. For more information about the Pathway to Law Summit visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELAC is in its 75th year as an academic institution and continues to serve the Los Angeles area with education needs. This academic year is a celebration of our past and an excitement for our future. To learn more about some of the key alumni in our 75 years of history please click here.