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Higgs Fletcher & Mack expands scholarship efforts

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SAN DIEGO – April 10, 2013 –Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based law firm for more than 70 years, has expanded its commitment to diversity and education in the San Diego community with the recent scholarship provided to a deserving California Western School of Law student.

Cal Western Higgs Fletcher Mack Scholarship

From left: Susan Hack, Thomas Wang, Rahil Swigart

The $3,500 scholarship was presented to Thomas Wang, a second-year law student and Asian immigrant.

The Higgs Fletcher & Mack Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate ethical and/or civic leadership, as well as a commitment to providing services to underrepresented groups in the community.

“This scholarship is particularly special because it is made possible by the generous contributions from the firm itself and several Higgs attorneys– not only Cal Western alumni but non-alumni as well. It is great to see our firm extend a hand to a deserving student,” said Rahil Swigart, member of the Higgs Fletcher & Mack Diversity Committee and a California Western School of Law alum.

Thomas Wang was selected from a number of outstanding students, all who had unique backgrounds and strengths. Thomas’ dedication to promoting diversity, helping others assimilate and his passion to breakdown unfair social stigmas made him a stand out candidate. He is involved with a number of organizations including the Pan Asian Lawyer Association and Chinese Attorney Law Association. Thomas is currently an intern at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office and is slated to graduate from California Western in 2014.

“We are thrilled to be able to help with students’ educational goals,” said Susan Hack, chair of Higgs’ Diversity Committee. “We first awarded the University of San Diego School of Law Diversity Scholarship in 2010 and have now expanded our giving to the California Western School of Law. This scholarship will help alleviate some of the financial burden the students face.”

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Founded in 1939, Higgs Fletcher & Mack is San Diego’s oldest full-service law firm. Deeply committed to the San Diego Region and workplace diversity in the legal community, the firm continues to expand and evolve its expertise and firm membership. They are proud to be an original signatory to The San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge and the founder of the Annual Diversity Scholarship at the University of San Diego School of Law. The firm continues to be a leader in diversity efforts and a strong supporter of professional development in the legal community. For more information, visit