The team at Plattner Verderame, P.C. is proud to announce that Alina Aguirre is the 2023 recipient of the Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship! Alina is currently attending the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she is expected to graduate in May 2026. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of San Diego State University.
With a BA in Psychology and minors in French and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, Alina is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. Her other honors include:
- Valedictorian for Newport Harbor H.S., 2019, 4.5 GPA
- Finalist, 2022 Warm-Up Tournament in NPDA Debate, Open
- 3rd Place, 2022 Sunset Cliffs Tournament in Impromptu Speech, Novice
- Winner, 2021 Fall Champs and Griffin Invitational Tournaments in NPDA Debate, Novice
We look forward to watching Alina’s journey through law school and her continued drive and passion for everything she does! Our team was especially impressed with Alina’s tutoring experience, in which she worked with immigrants and refugees for the International Rescue Committee.
About the Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship
Each year, the Plattner Verderame Civil Justice Scholarship of $2500 is awarded to “a student interested in any aspect of social or civil justice, who is currently enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year.” This scholarship can be paid directly to the college, university, or law school at the winner’s request.
We are currently accepting applicants for our 2024 scholarship. To be eligible, please submit the following information before June 1, 2024:
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university
- One recommendation letter from a current or previous year teacher or professor
- A 1000-word essay about the American civil justice and jury system
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we’re proud to help with Alina’s education and we look forward to seeing what she does to change the world. We wish this talented young student all the best.
Nick is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Association for Justice (formerly the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He currently serves on the AAJ’s Political Action Task Force and its Oversight Committee, and on the Board of Governors for Revitalization in Arizona.
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