General Counsel, P.C. is honored to announce that Mr. William Wolfe and Mr. Samson Lim were both awarded the 2018 General Counsel, P.C. First Generation Law Student Scholarship.
“We are delighted to offer this scholarship to students who are the first in their family to attend law school,” said Merritt Green, Founder/Managing Partner, General Counsel, P.C. “We feel this scholarship is a great way to educate the legal community on what it means to be a first generation law student, and how these students can help pave the way for future generations.”
William Wolfe, a second-year student at Syracuse College of Law, is not only the first in his family to attend law school, but to attend college. Growing up in one of the most poverty stricken and crime riddled neighborhoods in Chicago, Wolfe overcame multiple socio-economic challenges to pursue his dreams of becoming someone who could really make a difference in his community.
“William’s strong commitment to being the pivotal change in his family tree from generational poverty to generational wealth, and his desire to use legal training to help those in need and be a voice for the underrepresented and oppressed in today’s society, is what made him stand out to our team,” explained Green. Read Wolfe’s essay here.
Samson Lim, a first-year year student at Berkeley, took a nontraditional path on his journey to law school. Lim emigrated from Singapore at just six weeks old. After suffering a sports injury in third grade, he was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that left him wheelchair bound. After nearly 10 years, Lim underwent a successful nine-hour surgery that helped him regain the use of his legs.
Feeling as though he’d been given a new lease on life, he was inspired to live it with purpose and fulfill his passion to use law to make a difference in the world of public policy. “What stood out about Samson is his clear drive to have a seat at the political table in order to make real change happen,” said Green. “The fact that he overcame so many obstacles to get to where he is today impressed us immensely.” Read Lim’s essay here.