Bogoroch & Associates LLP is proud to support Osgoode Hall Law School with the Bogoroch & Associates Entrance Award, established to assist students with their aspirations of achieving a law degree. Among the largest and most prestigious at Osgoode, the award is available to an entering student in the first-year of the JD program who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.
The award demonstrates the firm’s commitment to preserving access, diversity and excellence in legal education and preference is given to a student from a disadvantaged group. The recipient acknowledges a moral obligation to improving the lives of others professionally through pro bono work and/or charitable contribution.
This year’s recipient is Dhara Pathak who provided the letter below to the firm:
Dear Mr. Bogoroch,
I hope this email finds you well. My name is Dhara Pathak, and I am this year’s recipient of the Bogoroch and Associates Entrance Award in the amount of $16,666 at Osgoode Hall Law School. I wanted to reach out and extend my sincere gratitude to you and your firm for your gracious scholarship. Attending law school has been a dream of mine since secondary school, and I am grateful for the support I have received from your firm in bringing this long-standing goal to fruition.
I recently graduated from the University of Waterloo this past April where I majored in Legal Studies and Business. I endeavour to pursue a career in law upon obtaining an exceptional law school education, coupled with meaningful work and volunteer experiences within the legal field. I have also been involved as an executive member at Undergraduate Mock Trials Canada (UGMT) for the last 5 years. During my time with the organization, I have strived to foster access to practical and hands-on legal education for undergraduate students. In addition to my academic aspirations, I enjoy hiking, water sports, and volunteering at my local animal shelter!
As an immigrant from both India and Kenya, I wanted to recognize and thank your firm for promoting access, diversity, and excellence in legal education. As I pursue my career in law, I will be sure to keep the values of this award at the forefront of my professional endeavours by engaging in both pro bono work and charitable contributions in the future.
I would relish the opportunity to stay in touch with you as I begin my studies this fall. Thank you very much once again – I greatly appreciate your generous donation towards my educational pursuits.
We extend our congratulations to Ms Pathak and wish her a successful year at Osgoode Hall Law School.