Women Lawyers Committee Presents Scholarship to Linda Szabados ’20

Posted Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:00

The USF School of Law Women Lawyers Committee held its annual Scholarship Award and Networking Reception, bringing together alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Bay Area legal community at Nossaman LLP in San Francisco Nov. 13.

Linda Szabados ’20 received the 2017-2018 Women Lawyers Committee Scholarship for Transitional Students. Since it was first awarded in 1987, this scholarship supports a male or female, first-year JD student at USF who is transitioning to the law from another career.

Szabados is a first-generation college graduate and the daughter of Hungarian immigrants who came to the U.S. during the Cold War. She is dedicated to community organizations, including American Red Cross and the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, a global think tank. Prior to starting law school, she was U.S. head of legal content for PaRR Global in Washington, D.C. With an interest in antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy law, she hopes to work in government enforcement to protect consumers and small businesses from abusive practices in the market.

“This scholarship is significant to me because it symbolizes my non-traditional journey to law school and represents a vote of confidence in my academic and professional abilities from a distinguished group of USF law alumni,” said Szabados.

Yuliya Oryol '96, a partner at Nossaman and president of the Women Lawyers Committee, made opening remarks. Past scholarship recipient Stanley Radtke ’07 introduced the Honorable Dana Leigh Marks, an immigration judge on the San Francisco Immigration Court, who presented the scholarship to Szabados.

View all the event photos on Flickr.

The Women Lawyers Committee is committed to supporting women attorneys and law students through networking events, educational programs, and its Scholarship for Transitional Students. To support the Women Lawyers Committee Scholarship, please make a tax-deductible contribution online, noting “WLC Scholarship for Transitional Students” in the “other” designation box.