Eli Medina recently wrapped up his time at LSU Law, serving as managing editor of Louisiana Law Review during his final year of law school before graduating cum laude. Now, he’s preparing to move to Houston to begin working for Vinson & Elkins in commercial practice.
A 2017 graduate of the LSU Honors College, Medina says scholarships were instrumental to his success at LSU Law.
“Compared to my undergraduate experience, law school’s expenses and academic demands are several times greater while opportunities for jobs are severely limited,” says Medina, who received four endowed scholarships during his last year of law school. “Scholarships kept me enrolled and focused, and they also allowed me to enrich my experience at LSU Law by participating in extracurricular activities, such as advocacy competitions and the Louisiana Law Review, without jeopardizing my financial stability.”
Medina is from Escondido, California, and he spent his first summer of law school working at Van Ness Feldman in Washington, D.C. Last summer, he worked for Vinson & Elkins, and says he’s thrilled that he’ll soon be joining the firm as an associate.
“LSU Law’s generous scholarships have kept my financial situation manageable as I transition into my career and move to Houston,” he says.
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To attract and retain talented students like Eli Medina to LSU Law, we must offer meaningful and nationally competitive scholarships. Every major law school in the country attracts top students through scholarships, and the LSU Law Center is a part of this very competitive environment.
Resident tuition has increased to over $23,000 for first-year students. With fees, room and board, personal costs and transportation, the cost of a legal education may exceed $47,500 per year.
The Law Center works diligently to attract outstanding students, and private scholarship funds are critical to our efforts to provide financial assistance to deserving students.