Chapman is proud to announce that Dafne Garfias, a 2L at DePaul University College of Law, is the recipient of the fourth annual Chapman and Cutler LLP Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Diversity Scholarship.
Born in Mexico and having moved to the United States as a young child, Dafne has turned her challenging experiences as an immigrant into action. An active member the Latino Law Student Association, Dafne is a committed advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She is actively involved in Chicago resident citizenship workshops and shares her own journey as an immigrant to help others. She plans to commit her legal career to help bridge the gap between the legal system and immigrant communities.
The scholarship is named for the late Maynard Jackson, a public finance partner at Chapman (1982-1990), who was the first African-American Mayor of Atlanta (he was elected in 1973 and served three terms: 1974-1982, 1990-1994). Applications for the $10,000 scholarship were received from second year law students from across the country who demonstrated a commitment to diversity, not only in racial or gender diversity, but in a broader view such as military experience, overcoming adversity, LGBTQ+ status, gender orientation, and socioeconomic disadvantages.