Carletta Sanders (3L) Receives DSF Public Interest Advocate Scholarship

Carletta Sanders received the 2021 Public Interest Advocate Scholarship from the Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF).  This scholarship is awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service and upholds DSF’s mission of actively promoting diversity within the student population.

As a third-year law student, Carletta currently serves as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Midwest Journal of Law and Policy in the Midwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association.  She is the Founding President of the Business Law Society, Immediate Past President of the NIU Black Law Student Association Chapter, and Immediate Past Vice President of the Gender and Sexualities Alliance.  She was the 2020-2021 Embracing Diversity Award Co-Recipient where she co-led Diversity, Inclusion and Equity events created for the law school and DeKalb Community.  In addition, Carletta is a student in the NIU College of Business MBA Program and will earn her JD/MBA.

Carletta has dedicated her efforts of increasing the number of first-generation law students to diversify the legal field.  As a first-year law student, she self-published her first book titled, “Becoming Esquire: A Law School Survival Guide Series” which focuses on the LSAT, application process, networking and focus on their “why”.

Since 2006, the Diversity Scholarship Foundation has provided scholarships and opportunities to law students of diverse backgrounds.  Carletta was one of 21 scholarship recipients out of the Midwest Region law schools (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) to be honored during this year’s award ceremony.

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