Congratulations to Lewis & Clark law student Dayna Jones! She is the recipient of the Vernellia R. Randall Bar Exam Grant, which is being awarded by the OWLS Foundation for the February 2018 bar exam. Ms. Jones has focused her studies on environmental justice and Native American Law, while parenting her two children, 10 and 2 years old, during her law school career.
Dayna says the following about receiving this award:
“Receiving the Vernellia Randall Bar Exam Grant takes a weight off my shoulders that I cannot describe. As a working mother with two children, I constantly balance the stress of financing law school and paying for the roof over our heads; this task is more difficult than most can ever know. Preparing for the bar exam is a difficult process shared by all applicants, but preparing for the bar exam while taking care of children and working is a horse of a different color. Receiving the Vernellia Randall Bar Exam Grant will allow me to focus on the important learning to be done without worrying about our financial stability during this process. $5,000 is so much money and I deeply appreciate every penny. I will work extremely hard to pass the bar and make OWLS proud. Thank you, so much, for this blessing.”
In support of the OWLS Foundation’s mission, to educate and support women and minorities in accessing and participating in the justice system, the bar exam grant is named in honor of Vernellia R. Randall, a founding board member and officer of OWLS. For more information about the award, click here.