February 9, 2011
Second-year Evening student Andrea Moon, a member of the McGeorge chapter of the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity, has been named a winner of the 2010 Balfour Foundation Scholarship given by the legal society.
Only six law students out of the thousands of members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of North and Central America received the prestigious award. Criteria for the scholarships include academic achievement, campus involvement, and community service. Other winners included two students from a Mexican school, and one each from DePaul University, the University of Texas, and the University of Ottawa.
Moon, who was an honors undergraduate student while at UC Berkeley, made the Dean's Honors List in her first year at McGeorge. She has served on the Student Bar Association board as the 1E and 2E class representative, as well as serving as the clerk of the law school's Phi Delta Phi chapter - the Shields Inn. Moon has also been active in the Women's Caucus and the Animal Moon Society. The Berkeley native, who works at the California Department of Corrections as an extern through the Field Placement Program, plans a career in child advocacy law.
Established in 1869, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity is among the oldest legal organizations in North America — nine years older than the American Bar Association. Phi Delta Phi has one hundred and thirty-one active chapters — called Inns — in the Western Hemisphere. Thanks to a series of grants from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, the fraternity is able to award a half-dozen $3,000 grants each academic year.