Robin RandolphJ.D. 2016 | Amelia, Va.
Far Above Scholarships
Mark V. and Stacy A. Parkinson Student Support Fund
What is your passion?
I love helping people get through their difficulties and solve their problems. That’s why I went to law school. I love my family, friends and mentors who encourage me to strive for my best.
How have scholarships helped you?
The Parkinson Fund made the Sixth Semester in Washinton, D.C. program possible for me. There, I interned with lawyers at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Additional scholarships helped support my education and reduced my student loan debt.
Have you overcome any obstacles in pursuing your education?
Lack of confidence and lack of funds were my biggest hurdles. I gained the confidence working as a paralegal for five years. I helped pay for school by working for myself as a Spanish-English document translator for a year and continued part-time during school.
What is your goal for the future?
I have a few practice areas in mind, but I mostly look forward to using my legal education in public service.
What do you love about KU?
By far the chant — Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, KU! I came here because I wanted to attend a public law school with national recognition and a good value.
What would you say to KU donors?
Thank you. For me, this was a dream come true.