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These funds will be used at the discretion of Dean Sylvester, who is taking a particular focus on assisting students who may be experiencing financial hardships related to limited income, food shortages, unexpected expenses, and other matters related to their well-being. Every gift, no matter the amount, will help. Thank you.
Celeste Robertson, J.D. Candidate ’19
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Celeste Robertson, a J.D. candidate graduating this week from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, grew as a student and as a professional during her time at ASU Law.
“My time at ASU Law has been a wonderful experience and an ideal beginning to my legal career. I have learned and grown so much over the past three years, but more importantly, I have gained lifelong friendships,” Robertson recalled.
She found her law school experience to be enjoyable, yet she was apprehensive when first starting.
“When I first entered law school, I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I have. Although law school can be challenging and stressful at times, ASU Law is unique in its warm and collegial environment,” Robertson said. “Faculty and staff are dedicated to student learning, and students are always willing to lend a helping hand to their fellow classmates.”
Robertson was also the recipient of several scholarships while attending ASU Law, including the State Bar of Arizona Criminal Justice Section Scholarship (established by the Criminal Justice Section of the Arizona State Bar) and the Ross-Blakely Law Library Award for Exemplary Research (established by the ASU Law Library).
“Through the generosity of scholarship donors, I was able to gain experience in the public sector without being overwhelmed by financial stress,” said Robertson. “Having the opportunity to extern in the executive and judicial branches of Arizona government has been invaluable to my career, and I don’t think I would have considered these opportunities had I not received scholarships to ease the financial stresses of law school,” she added.
Robertson is most grateful for the network of family, friends, and mentors who have supported her throughout her law school journey.
“They have provided the foundation for my success, and without them I would not be where I am today,” she stated. After the Bar Exam, Robertson will be joining the Apache County Attorney’s Office in St. Johns, Arizona, as a Deputy County Attorney. Congratulations Celeste!