Arni Dyan Daroy, ’20, JD ’23 (Berkeley)

Arni Daroy is an associate attorney at O’Melveny and Myers LLP. She graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 2020 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science along with a minor in Art History. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 2023 and was selected to join the Order of the Coif. In her free time, Arni enjoys visiting art museums, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers, running, or volunteering at organizations that work with kids.

In college, Arni worked as a Bruin Ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions, visiting high schools and college fairs in the Los Angeles area and serving as a resource for the students applying to college. She also worked as a Legal Assistant for the Westrick Law Firm, a plaintiff’s firm specializing in wage and hour employment law. She was involved in USAC’s Office of the President, worked as a designer for the Daily Bruin, and interned for the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

In law school, Arni served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) and Senior Articles & Essays Editor for the California Law Review. Passionate about the intersection of law and race, Arni worked as an assistant on model legislation for the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice and as a research assistant to Professor Khiara M. Bridges whose work included reproductive justice, privacy law, Critical Race Theory, voter suppression, and racial discrimination in the medical field. Arni was also the co-chair of the Womxn of Color Collective and active in the Pilipinx American Law Society.

Receiving the Norma J. Ehrlich scholarship greatly influenced Arni’s decision to attend UCLA as it gave her both financial security and a network of mentors who remain the most motivated and supportive group of people she has met so far. She now enjoys being a mentor to the new Ehrlich Scholars every year.