Professor M. Katherine Baird Darmer was a tireless advocate against all forms of discrimination and a passionate advocate for LGBT equality. She was also a fierce and beloved voice for progress in Orange County, California.
Katherine will be remembered by her family, friends, colleagues and students for her energy, keen intellect, and remarkable eloquence. She forever changed Orange County and her legacy lives on in the organizations she founded and the many friends, colleagues and students she inspired. This legacy also extends through the award of the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Scholarship, given in Katherine’s honor to a law student who shares in her vision of a just society and a progressive Orange County.