Law | Entering Year: 2019
Laurel Scott grew up in Minnesota and moved to California in 2014 to attend the University of California, Los Angeles. She majored in English, and double minored in Cognitive Science and Entrepreneurship. During her four years at UCLA she wrote over a hundred news stories for the student newspaper, the Daily Bruin. Her stories mostly focused on the accomplishments of exceptional UCLA students, including political and LGBT activists, entrepreneurs, authors and award-winning researchers. She also reported on the school shooting at UCLA in 2016, the Los Angeles wildfires in 2017, and on international students stranded due to President Trump’s travel ban. In addition to her work with the Daily Bruin, she was a member of the UCLA Symphonic Band, Model United Nations, the Pre-Law Society, and various honor societies. She graduated cum laude in 2018.
After graduation she worked as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm in San Diego. She prepared cases for family and employment based immigration clients, performed legal research for attorneys, and wrote immigration waivers on behalf of clients at risk of deportation, or whose families had been separated due to deportation or inadmissibility. Laurel plays the saxophone and has been a lover of jazz music for ten years. She swims two miles every day, and spends most of her free time playing Dungeons & Dragons.