Outstanding Law Student of the Month Award

Per LeRoy

Per Leroy

February 2016

The VLP is pleased to announce that Per LeRoy has been selected as our Outstanding Law Student Volunteer for the month of February 2016.  Per is a 2L at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and has participated in the VLP’s Minor Guardianship and Domestic Relations Projects for several semesters.  The VLP appreciates his continued commitment to the program, and we can’t thank him enough for all his hard work!   

Per was born in Anchorage, AK and was raised in Bremerton, WA.  He moved to warmer weather to attend the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, Hospitality Management.  As an undergraduate student, Per spent approximately seven months studying abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  There, he worked as an Event Manager and Assistant Manager for Zulu Hospitality Management.   He also sent a summer working for the Jamaican Tourism Program in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Per jumped into the legal world to work as a trial assistant for Seattle law firm Friedman Rubin Trial Lawyers.  Soon after, Per moved to Tucson to attend the James E. Rogers College of Law.  As a law student, Per has received the CALI Award in both Torts and Legal Research.  He is also involved with the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, Student Bar Association, and the Program for Criminal Law and Policy.

Per joined the VLP as a 1L, and shared that he chose to become involved to interact with the community outside of law school, and to “provide legal services to those who are underserved by the system.”  Per also shared that, since becoming a law student, he has “become much more cynical [of the legal system], which makes volunteering at VLP that much more important.”

In his free time, Per enjoys reading, watching Frontline on PBS, and drinking good beer.  His favorite Tucson restaurant is Little Poca Cosa, and his dream job is to someday become a public defender.  Per is well on his way of achieving that goal, as he was chosen to intern at the Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia this summer 2016.

Thank you, Per, for volunteering!