Rachel Garcia04.01.20 — Rachel Garcia ’21 has been named a 2020 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Scholarship recipient. Only 10 CLOC scholarships are awarded each year to graduate students who have a business/metrics driven focus as it relates to the practice of law or have demonstrated an interest in legal operations.

Garcia is a member of the Northeastern Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration and international hospitality management with a specialization in sustainability and innovation from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland, in 2016. Her goal is to work in a legal operations position in the hospitality sector after she graduates so that she can bring her past experience and her current legal knowledge together into one career.

“I am thrilled CLOC chose me as one of their scholarship recipients. I would like to thank CLOC and more specifically the scholarship committee for selecting me,” says Garcia. “This scholarship means a lot to me because my goal is to have a career in legal operations when I graduate. This semester in the law and practice management class, I have been enjoying learning about different legal technologies that I could apply in a legal operations setting. I look forward to working closely with my CLOC mentor and developing a deeper connection with the legal operations network.”

“We are extremely proud of Rachel for receiving a coveted CLOC Scholarship,” says Rhonda Rittenberg, Director of New Markets at Northeastern Law. “Rachel will now have the opportunity to attend CLOC events and be paired with a regional leader for career guidance and mentorship. This unparalleled experience will serve her well as she pursues a career path that will leverage her knowledge of law, technology and innovation and taps into her wealth of experience in the hospitality sector. Legal operations is a growing field for law students and lawyers to consider, especially those who have a passion for the business of law and harnessing technology and innovation in the delivery of legal services.”

About CLOC 

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) is a member-run organization made up of active legal operations professionals, each one devoted to driving innovation and positive change within the industry. CLOC provides education, networking and collaboration opportunities to in-house legal professionals worldwide, creating a wealth of actionable content to promote the development and standardization of practices that reduce costs and streamline operations. Partnering with industry thought leaders and experts, CLOC's global community is committed to improving the financial management of legal departments both large and small. 

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.