Haub Law Student Remila Jasharllari Selected by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation Scholarship to Receive the Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship

March 8, 2024
Remila Jasharllari

The Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation (WWBAF) has awarded the Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship in honor of WWBA founding member and past President Hon. Sondra M. Miller to Haub Law student Remila Jasharllari. The WWBAF evaluates scholarship applicants on a number of criteria: community and/or public service, clinic and internship involvement, life balance, academic record, personal adversity in pursuit of a legal education and intent to make future contributions to Westchester County. 

“This year, the Foundation Board was tasked with selecting a 2024 recipient of this prestigious award from fourteen well-qualified applicants,” said Susan Corcoran, President of the WWBAF. “It was, as always, a difficult decision. Our goal is to identify a deserving recipient whose future in the law carries on the ideals of its namesake, Judge Miller.”

“As an 18-year-old immigrant to the US who arrived here ‘completely on my own’, Remila’s journey to law school is inspirational,” said Susan Corcoran. “Remila’s journey inspired her to help other law students to excel academically. In her own words, ‘I started law school seeking to improve myself and to help carve a path toward success for those who feel, like I once did, lost or excluded.’ Becoming a trail blazer starts at a young age with a willingness to jump into the unknown; whether it is Judge Miller who took the leap to become one of the first women admitted to Harvard Law School or  Remila Jasharllari who took the leap to journey to the US (again, in her own words) ‘… to learn, contribute and succeed.’ The WWBAF could not ask for a more perfect candidate to represent the values and pioneering spirit of our own Justice Sondra Miller.”

Remila Jasharllari described being selected for the prestigious Justice Sondra M. Miller award as the utmost honor. “Justice Miller has a history of firsts throughout her extraordinary career- from being a member of Harvard Law School’s first class of admitted women to her historical appointment in the Second Department,” said Remila. “I had the pleasure of meeting her, and was moved by her unmatched wisdom, elegance, and kindness. I consider myself fortunate for connecting with so many brilliant judges and attorneys of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and I am inspired by their fortitude in navigating the legal profession, while upholding the ideals of justice, integrity, and inclusion. There is power in mentorship, and I look forward to fostering the ideals of the WWBA in my legal career and making an impact in the Westchester community and beyond.” This summer, Remila will be joining Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP as a 2024 Summer Associate.

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