March 12, 2008
McGuireWoods LLP sponsored five law student scholarships for minority women through the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law and Business, Inc.'s annual conference held on March 12 through 14 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta.
The Leadership Institute helps women of color attorneys develop their careers and manage diversity issues in the workplace. McGuireWoods is contributing $15,000 for the five scholarships. The law firm also sponsors a two-year internship for minority women interested in pursuing a legal career in its Atlanta office with Spelman College, a historically black college for women in Atlanta.
The scholarships will be presented during a luncheon on March 13th. Curtis Mack, a partner in McGuireWoods’ Atlanta office, who has been recognized as one of the "Best of the Best," of "Cutting-Edge Labor and Employment Practitioners" in Diversity & The Bar, and as one of "America's Top Black Lawyers" in Black Enterprise, will present the scholarships along with Jacquelyn E. Stone, who chairs McGuireWoods' Recruiting Committee, is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee and is the firm-wide hiring partner; and Chandra C. Davis, a McGuireWoods lawyer in Atlanta, who chairs the Leadership Institute's Scholarship Committee and is a member of the conference committee.
The five recipients are:
"These young, talented women were selected to be the recipients of the scholarships that McGuireWoods has sponsored for the Leadership Institute because of their academic excellence and their leadership," Mack said. "McGuireWoods is very happy to help support these exceptional women as they pursue their legal careers, as we continue to encourage both minority women and men to pursue careers in law."