California ChangeLawyers

California ChangeLawyers (formerly California Bar Foundation) is a statewide foundation that empowers the next generation of lawyers, judges, & activists.

Serena Irene Lau

UC Berkeley Law

1L Scholar

Scholarship sponsored by

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Foundation

Serena Lau is a 1L at Berkeley Law. She is a ChangeLawyer who plans to address cycles of poverty through community-based engagement and economic development. She credits her neighborhood paletero man and the village that raised her for showing her that the strength of a community is rooted in what we do and provide for each other. In law school and beyond, she hopes to join the fight addressing displacement and financial insecurity in low-income and immigrant communities. She believes that by recognizing and supporting the resources and power that community members already have and hold, we can build a more equitable, prosperous future for all.

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