Sophilia Hsu, who is currently in her second year at Baylor Law School, received a $2,000 Dallas Asian-American Bar Association Scholarship. Hsu was raised in Plano and graduated from Plano Senior High School. She graduated with honors with a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was in the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business. She majored in marketing, minored in English, and earned an interdisciplinary certificate through the Bridging Disciplines Program. The highlights of her undergraduate career included winning the University Residence Hall Association Senator of the Year Award, interning at the Austin Area Urban League, studying abroad in Sydney, Australia, and swing dancing at the Texas Federation of Women's Club. At the moment, Sophilia is enjoying the larger-than-life professors at Baylor Law School and satisfying her love of dancing through weekly Zumba classes at the YMCA.
The Dallas Asian American Bar Association (DAABA) is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic legal associations in Texas. Founded by just 15 attorneys in 1988, DAABA today boasts more than 200 members, including private practice attorneys, in-house corporate counsel, government attorneys, judges, officials, law professors, and law students. DAABA advocates for the interests of local Asian American attorneys and the greater Asian community. The association encourages and promotes the professional growth and good community standing of its members. DAABA fosters fellowship both within its membership and among other members of the legal profession, including cooperation with other organizations of minority attorneys. DAABA is one of three minority organization affiliated with the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). The association also works closely with the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas, and is the local chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).