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M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund

Katherine DarmerThe Orange County Lavender Bar Association and Orange County Equality Coalition have joined together to form the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship Fund.

Professor M. Katherine Baird Darmer was a tireless advocate against all forms of discrimination and a passionate advocate for LGBT equality. She was also a fierce and beloved voice for progress in Orange County, California.

Professor Darmer was a 1989 Columbia University law graduate who clerked for U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in the Southern District of New York and for Judge William H. Timbers in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She spent four years as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, then worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District from 1995 to 1999 prosecuting public corruption, gang, and narcotics cases.

Katherine joined the faculty at Chapman University School of Law in 2000, where she specialized in criminal and constitutional law as well as marriage equality. She co-edited the books "Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post-9/11 World" and "Morality and the Law." Her legal writings included pieces on torture, civil rights, and the legal landscape before and after Proposition 8.

Katherine Darmer

Katherine will be remembered by her family, friends, colleagues and students for her energy, keen intellect, and remarkable eloquence. She forever changed Orange County and her legacy lives on in the organizations she founded and the many friends, colleagues and students she inspired. This legacy also extends through the award of the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Scholarship, given in Katherine's honor to a law student who shares in her vision of a just society and a progressive Orange County.

Please download the application (DOC).

The 2017 application deadline is 5 p.m. on May 15, 2017.

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