CBL Scholars

  • Sharareh Zerang

    CBL Scholar Class of 2024

    Sheila Zerang is a 1L student at UC Hastings. She graduated cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Sociology. Prior to law school, she worked as a corporate paralegal at a business litigation law firm where she was exposed to the role of venture capital in the formation of technological ecosystems and found that highly intriguing.
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  • Lilia Kazemi

    CBL Scholar Class of 2024

    Lilia Kazemi is a 1L at UC Hastings. She received a Philosophy degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and upon graduating, worked as an office manager at Matrix Partners, a venture capital firm with over 4 billion dollars under management. Her time at the firm ignited her interest in emerging companies.
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  • Mounika Yepuri

    CBL Scholar Class of 2023

    Mounika Yepuri (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA and Hyderabad, India). Mounika is a 1L at UC Hastings. She studied Political Science at UC Berkeley before working at Atrium LLP and Allen & Hatcher LLP as a corporate paralegal. Through these experiences, she was able to work with many startups, which inspired her to attend law school at the heart of the startup world.
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  • Jayshawn Anderson

    CBL Scholar Class of 2023

    Jayshawn Anderson (Hometown: San Francisco, CA): Jay Anderson is a 1L studying business law with the goal of creating a social venture capital fund and promoting diversity amongst technology entrepreneurs. He comes to UC Hastings from Case Western Reserve, where he graduated with Honors in Psychology, and minors in Economics and Chemistry. He was drawn to law school by the desire to expedite the process of much needed legal reform as well as advocate for marginalized communities. 
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