February 13, 1991 - August 19, 2018 Leon M. Cain was born in Berlin, Germany, to his beloved mother Henny and father Vincent, and grew up in Los Angeles. He is survived by his mother, younger sister and light of his life Kelly Hicks, stepfather Kelvin Hicks, cousins Janet and Vincent, aunt Elinor and uncle Alex, aunt Kirsten, and girlfriend Rina. A USC Trojan with a background in California politics, Leon was a rising third-year student at Stanford Law School. Passionate about increasing diversity in the legal field, Leon served on the board of Stanford's Black Law Students Association and as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. With his radiant personality, generosity, and quick sense of humor, he made everyone feel welcome and loved. A devoted friend and mentor, Leon lived his life to the fullest and cared deeply for others so they too could live their best lives. Leon passed away in a tragic accident in Washington, D.C., right as he was on the threshold of living the life he had envisioned. Leon had just signed an offer to join Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a top New York law firm, and was planning to celebrate with friends and family in Europe before returning to Stanford. To carry forth Leon's light, we ask that you embrace his joy for life and his pursuit of justice. Please consider honoring his living legacy by donating to the Leon Cain Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Black Law Students at: law.stanford.edu/RememberLeon
. A memorial service for Leon will be held on October 14, 2018 at Stanford Law School. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.