Irene Merker Rosenberg Scholars are named in honor of the late Professor Rosenberg who taught at the University of Houston Law Center for 35 years. Professor Rosenberg was a leader in the field of juvenile and children's rights. Scholars are selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career representing children's interests, prior experience in related areas, and academic achievement.
B.S., University of Houston - Downtown
Mykal Peterson is a current fourth-year JD/MBA candidate at the University of Houston Law Center. Mykal also serves as a Law Clerk for the 281st Harris County Civil District Court, a Research Assistant and Irene Rosenberg Scholar for the Center of Children, Law & Policy at UH Law Center, a Competitor on UH Law Center’s Interscholastic National Mock Trial Team, a Student Representative on the UH Law Center Honor Board, and a Part-time Representative for the Black Law Student Association. Mykal is a first-generation college student and law student from a single mother household of six children. Mykal is a father and enjoys cooking, running, collecting digital sports cards, and writing fictional stories.
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
Cristina Ocampo is a third-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). She currently serves as Marketing Chair for the Criminal Law Association (CLA), Diversity & Events Chair for the Association of Women in Law (AWIL), Secretary of OUTLaw (UHLC’s premier LGBTQ organization), and as a certified legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). She has previously worked with Texas Innocence Network (TIN) through the Innocence Investigations clinic, as a student attorney for the Juvenile & Children’s Advocacy Project (JCAP), and now serves as a judicial intern in the 315th Juvenile District Court. Cristina’s zeal for legal advocacy is matched only by her love of movies.
B.A., Framingham State University
Andrea Borge received a B.A. in criminology from Framingham State University in Massachusetts and is a third-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. She is currently a legal fellow with the Center for Children, Law & Policy and is also working at a Houston-based firm as a law clerk. Andrea has previously been a legal fellow at the nonprofit Children at risk, a board member of UHLC’s Labor and Employment Law Society, and a student volunteer with Houston Volunteer Lawyers.