Congratulations to our 2023 CLOC Scholarship Winners!
They are passionate, goal-oriented, and highly motivated. We are so excited for these talented emerging legal professionals to embark on their legal operations journey.See the 2023 Winners!
Roy Auh will receive his J.D. from Georgetown University in 2024. With a philosophy degree from Duke University and computer science degree from University of Maryland, he wants to bring a sociotechnical approach to his interest in legal practice and legal operations. He is also substantively interested in issues in data privacy and technology law.
Before law school, he has published two peer-reviewed articles on forgotten women philosophers of early modern Europe and presented in the world’s biggest philosophy conference in Beijing, China. Outside of work and school, he enjoys practicing mixed martial arts and playing music on his basses, both upright and electric.
Cameron M. Campbell
Belmont University College of Law
Cameron Campbell will begin his 1L year at Belmont University College of Law in 2023. He recently graduated with a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and also holds a Master of Business Administration in Leadership. Cameron is interested in combining his professional nonprofit management experience and education with a legal skillset in order to equip and assist organizations and their employees navigate operational challenges with data-driven, legally sound, and creative solutions.
Connor J. Hansen
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Connor J. Hansen is passionate about the intersection of law, innovation, finance, and entrepreneurship.
He graduated from Brigham Young University – Hawaii with a degree in Business Management: Economics and Finance, with minors in history, political science, and international development alongside a certificate in legal studies.
Connor co-founded a university club dedicated to promoting economic liberty internationally and assisted in research examining population growth and development models. He took his love for economics and management to grad school at Brigham Young University where he is pursuing a JD/MBA with a focus on private equity markets and legal operations.
He currently serves on the board for BYU’s Law Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship group where they provide students with experiential learning and networking opportunities at the intersection of law and innovation, and connect students with opportunities on the cutting edge, from tech-driven access to justice efforts to web3, to venture capital and startup law.
It Connor’s career goal to assist economic growth by guiding businesses through the legal frameworks that inform their economies.
Northwestern School of Law
Katherine is a second-year law student at Northwestern School of Law. She is highly interested in the intersection between law and technology. At Northwestern, she is Co-President of the High Tech Law Society, Vice President of Community Affairs for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and a student clinician at the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center. She attended UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degrees and graduated with a B.A. in Political Economy and B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy. She has interned at FreeWire Technologies, Delta Dental, the Federal Reserve, and before law school, she previously worked in the insurance industry. She enjoys classical piano, tennis, and traveling, and is a heritage speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese.
NYU School of Law
Yashica earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Computer Science, from Boston University. While at college, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Pre-Law Review and Co-President of the Women In Law club. After graduating from college, she worked as a legal assistant at two law firms, including Kirkland & Ellis. She is thrilled to be attending law school in the fall of 2023. As an international student and first-generation college student, she understands the unique challenges that come with pursuing higher education and is particularly passionate about helping other first-generation students achieve their academic and career goals.
Harvard Law School
Sydney Payton is an incoming 1L at Harvard Law School interested in pursuing a career centered around data privacy and legal technology. For the past 6 years, she worked in Information Technology at Procter & Gamble in various IT and data analytics roles. Sydney is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she studied Information Systems with a minor in Social Innovation and Leadership. At Alabama, she was a member of the school’s honors program and participated in many activities pertaining to her interests in technology, public speaking, debate, and mentoring.
Florida State University
Kim Nowakowski joined Health First in March of 2005 and presently manages Provider Contracting & Credentialing for Health First Health Plans. Prior to her position with Health First’s insurance company, Kim managed Legal Operations for the Health First Corporate Legal Department for 15 years, supporting its contracting functions, maintaining all corporate filings, and providing paralegal support for Health First’s various legal issues and litigation as well as serving as Interim System Director of Health First’s Enterprise Risk Management Department from 2018-2019.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Health Sciences from Eastern Florida State College. She received her federal Registered Paralegal designation in December of 2005 from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and has been a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar since the program’s inception in March of 2008. Since 2011 she has served as a member of the Bar’s Health Law Section Continuing Legal Education Committee and moderates monthly webinars for the Section.
Carla E. Ocampo
Point Loma Nazarene University
Carla Ocampo is a Legal Operations Associate at a global tech company. Carla began her legal career journey 7 years ago, after graduating with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. When she started her role as a legal operations associate in 2022, she discovered the importance of a knowledgeable, equipped, and resourceful legal operations team, and the positive impact it can have for the organization. She is passionate about learning and supporting the growth and advancement of a legal team, and enjoys sharing her gained knowledge to those around her. Carla is currently obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration, with the ultimate goal of providing valuable resources, knowledge, and operational strategies. She is excited about continuing her career growth in legal operations, and she is thrilled about the endless opportunities awaiting.
Caitlin E. Parker
University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
Caitlin has worked in the legal industry for ten years holding legal project management positions at two large global law firms. In her legal project management roles, she has supported partners and matter teams in scoping matters, building budgets and project plans for clients, managing the execution of matters within the agreed scope, budget, and timeline, and identifying process improvements along the way to accomplish these goals. Caitlin served as the law firm-side legal operations counterpart for clients with in-house legal operations teams. More recently, Caitlin joined McGuireWoods Consulting as part of their MWAccel team where she and her team support in-house legal teams with aspects of either setting up or building out their existing legal operations unit or initiatives.
Caitlin graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in human development and a minor in law and society. Caitlin earned her master certificate in project management from Villanova University. She is an MBA candidate at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Harvard Law School
Tram is a third-year J.D. student from San Jose, CA at Harvard Law School. She graduated with honors from UCLA and received a B.A. in Business Economics with Minor in Accounting. She is a certified public accountant (CPA). She is actively involved in Harvard’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Harvard Law School Negotiators (HLSN), the Women’s Law Association (WLA), and Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR). She was an extern to the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV, Chief Judge. She has also volunteered at the California Attorney General’s Office for the Appeals, Writs, and Trial Section of the Criminal Division and interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).