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Your Gifts at Work: Mikha Romero

During her undergraduate years at LSU, Sulphur-native Mikha Romero fell in love with the campus community and surrounding Baton Rouge area so much that she decided to remain here to pursue a law degree.

“The staff, faculty, and students at this university are uniquely compassionate, driven and hardworking,” said Romero, who earned her bachelor’s degree in publication relations with a minor in business administration in 2020. “I knew that no other school would match my expectations for such a personal and tailored legal education.”

As she begins her final year of law school, Romero said she knows the close friendships she has forged at LSU Law over the past two years will continue to grow after her graduation next spring.

“The best part about law school is the shared experience that bonds classmates and peers,” she said. “I also appreciate the constant support and guidance from my professors, who continually strive to make law school a positive experience that I will look back on fondly.”

At LSU Law, Romero has excelled academically and taken advantage of several opportunities to gain hands-on legal experience. She has served as a research assistant for Professor John Church and an academic tutor for Professor Marlene Krousel, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest grade in Health Law Survey and was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar for being in the top 25% of her class. She has also been awarded both the Class of 1978 Scholarship and the Judge Earl Vernon Scholarship. Romero said she is beyond grateful for the generosity of the donors who fund scholarships at LSU Law, adding they enable students like her to continue receiving a quality legal education while alleviating financial stress—especially following the hurricanes, floods, freezes, and severe storms that have plagued South Louisiana over the past few years.

“Each donor’s initiative to give back to current LSU Law students does not go unnoticed, and I am fully committed to paying these gifts forward to another student someday,” Romero said. “I am incredibly blessed to have been selected for these high honors, and I hope to meet each of my donors someday soon.”

Romero currently serves as a Senior for Louisiana Law Review, and she previously served as a Junior Associate and Article Manager. This summer, she worked in the Baton Rouge offices of Jones Walker and Kean Miller, and she previously served as a public relations intern at House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. and the National Beta Club in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

While Romero originally believed her path would lead to her becoming a litigator, her Transactional courses—especially Contracts with Professor Joseph Bockrath and Obligations with Professor Melissa Lonegrass—revealed her deep interest in the mechanics of transactional practice. After graduating next spring, she hopes to practice law in Baton Rouge as a corporate or transactional attorney, working closely with Louisiana-based corporate entities to contribute to the growth and expansion of Louisiana’s infrastructure.

In her free time, Romero enjoys running the LSU lakes, relaxing at coffee shops in Baton Rouge, and reading new books. She also loves volunteering in the Baton Rouge community and plans to continue engaging in philanthropic activities as a practicing attorney.

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To attract and retain a talented student body at 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 $35,000 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.

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