HSU Student Selected to Study at the Stanford Law Scholars Institute

September 11, 2022 Charis Ochu

This year, Hardin-Simmons University student Morgan Kinuthia Njeri was selected to be a part of the inaugural cohort of scholars at the Stanford Law Scholars Institute (SLSI). Originally from Kiambu, Kenya, Morgan is pursuing a B.A. in economics and legal studies.

Stanford Law School’s SLSI is a week-long leadership program for college students from universities around the United States. Designed for first-generation, minority, and low-income undergraduate students, Stanford provides SLSI as an opportunity to grant legal education to those that otherwise may not have the opportunity. 

Throughout the June 2022 program, Morgan and 19 other students received teaching from top legal scholars and practitioners to learn more about legal and analytical skills, career opportunities, and law school applications at no cost.  

Morgan shared that HSU faculty showed immense support by giving him quality advice and providing sterling recommendation letters. “It has been an honor to learn from these faculty members, and I am profoundly grateful for their support,” shared Morgan. 

Morgan is drawn to public interest law, and he aspires to achieve social progress through litigation. Before coming to the United States, he interned at the EducationUSA Advising Center in Nairobi and helped coordinate Kenya’s successful college preparatory initiative.  

Furthermore, this summer, the University of Texas at Austin selected Morgan to be among 25 young leaders across the state to serve as Texas Civic Ambassadors with the Annette Strauss Institute. Morgan participated in a leadership summit held at the University of Texas last month and will be returning in a few weeks for a sponsored attendance of the Texas Tribune Festival. 

Morgan’s advice to HSU students is to “put effort toward making this world better for everyone in whatever way you can.”