State Bar Donates to APIL Scholarships

ApilUNM law students Kyle Wackenheim and Shoshanah Epstein attended a Law Day ceremony at the Santa Fe Roundhouse, where they presented a certificate of appreciation to the State Bar's Public Law Section for a generous donation the section made to the Association of Public Interest Law (APIL).

The section donated $1,250 toward public interest law summer scholarships in the name of Craig Othmer (`74), who died in December 2007. Pictured are, l-r, Epstein, Sheila Brown, Othmer's widow; Wackenheim and Deborah Moll, chair of the section.

The Othmer donation will fund DeAnza Valencia's work as president of the Latino Sustainability Institute. This year, APIL raised about $10,000, which will fund the work of five law students this summer. Other students receiving scholarships are Rachel Edmiston, Kevin Holmes, Patrick Schaefer and Tania Shahani.

Wackenheim is APIL president and Epstein is APIL vice president and student representative on the Public Law Section.