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Scholarship Recipient

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UCLA School of Law

Amethyst Phillips

Amethyst Phillips is a third-year law student and Achievement Fellow at UCLA School of Law specializing in both Critical Race Studies (CRS) and Law and Philosophy. During her time at UCLA Amethyst has served on the faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, the student hiring committee, and as the secretary for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Amethyst has also been a Special Graduate Assistant Tutor in Torts and a Research Assistant in Trademark law. Phillips has mentored first year law students both formally and informally through CRS, BLSA, and UCLA Law Fellows. Additionally, Phillips co-developed and co-facilitated a workshop on “Anti-Racist Organizing in the Classroom” for first-year CRS students. Amethyst is proud to have been honored by the Langston Bar Association in the name of Karen Nobumoto.


Phillips received her B.S. in Physics and Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield, and her M.A. in Teaching, Secondary Education Physical Science from National Louis University. Before attending law school, Phillips had a fourteen year career as an educator. Phillips is most proud of being named 2008 2009 Teacher of the Year by her students.


Next fall Amethyst will be joining the patent litigation practice in Goodwin Procter’s downtown Los Angeles office. As an associate at Goodwin, Amethyst hopes to maintain a robust pro bono practice and remain true to her commitment to serve and uplift her community

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