Crandall & Pera Law is proud to announce that Kelsey Demeter has been selected for the 2018 Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship. Kelsey is starting her first year at Seattle University School of Law. She recently graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in Art History. She took multiple courses in both law and political science during her undergraduate years, knowing that law school was her ultimate goal.
For the last few years, Kelsey has worked in a number of law offices, serving as a Department Supervisor as well as a paralegal. During this time, she has assisted attorneys with personal injury lawsuits and Social Security Disability claims, giving her a real understanding of the day-to-day life of an injury victim. She has seen firsthand how difficult life can be for people who are living in pain and struggling to pay their bills because they cannot work. These experiences have fueled her to seek justice on their behalf.
On top of her work and her studies, Kelsey also volunteered. She worked for Portland State University’s Student Crisis Hotline before entering college. While in school, she served as the organizer for the Healing the Children of Western Washington Outreach Campaign, the Chairperson of the Adult Indian Adoptee Reunion, and as of January 2018, the CourtWatch Monitor for the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.
Kelsey’s passion for helping others in need, and for seeing that justice is done, is what makes her the ideal candidate for the Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship. She has a big heart, but she is also incredibly well-organized and driven to succeed, as both her grades and her work can attest. We are proud to have selected Kelsey as this year’s winner. We expect great things from her.
About the Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship
The Crandall & Pera Law Legal Scholarship is $3000 awarded annually to a pre-law, incoming or current law student at an accredited institution. Eligible students must have an interest in trial law, and be dedicated to protecting people in need. Students are required to submit a resume, up to three letters of recommendation, and an essay of no more than 1200 words explaining how they meet the criteria.
Congratulations, Kelsey, on being this year’s recipient!