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Scholarship Recipient


UCLA School of Law

Michael Stallworth

Michael Stallworth received degrees in Sociology and Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 3 years and graduated summa cum laude. While at UCSB, Michael co-founded a pre-law organization for Black students called Obsidian Pre-Law Association, completed the UCLA Law Fellows Program in 2019, worked as a resident assistant, tour guide, and orientation advisor, was a member of the UCSB Cheerleading Team, completed the College of Letters and Science Honors Program, and wrote an honors thesis for the Black Studies Department. Stallworth also won the “Michael D. Young Engaged Scholar Award” for his principled leadership and scholarly knowledge throughout his time at UCSB. Upon graduating from UCSB, Michael worked as an Application Reader for UC Santa Barbara, a law clerk at Boucher LLP, where he assisted on sexual abuse cases against California Catholic Clergy members and employment law matters, and completed the SEO Law Fellowship, where he interned at Hogan Lovells US LLP.

Currently, Michael is a 2L at UCLA School of Law specializing in three areas: Critical Race Studies, Technology and Law, and Media, Entertainment, Technology, and Sports, During his time at UCLA Law, Michael has served as 1L President and Diversity Chair for the Student Bar Association, 1L Rep and Co-Chair for BLSA, on the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee for the Technology Student Advisory Group, is a Glazer Scholar through the Critical Race Students Program, a student volunteer for the Labor and Economic Justice Clinic and Workers’ Rights Clinic, a staff member on the UCLA Law Review, Chief Managing Editor for the National Black Law Journal and as tour guide and student ambassador for UCLA Law. Michael also serves as the Student Liaison and Law Student Outreach Committee Chair for the Langston Bar Association. Michael’s goal is to become a legal academic and attorney, where he will focus on the intersectionality of civil rights and entertainment law.

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