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McGlinchey Stafford Awards 2012 Diversity Fellowship to First-Year Law StudentRead Time: 1 min
New Orleans, LA (March 20, 2012) – National law firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC announced today that it has awarded Jackie Hickman the Diversity Fellowship Award, a distinguished honor given to one first year law student each year.
Ms. Hickman stood out as an outstanding candidate and is well deserving of this prestigious fellowship from McGlinchey Stafford. She received a BA from Dartmouth College and is currently attending Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Before attending law school, Ms. Hickman was a teacher for five years at a KIPP school in Central City in New Orleans, LA.
The McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship Program represents the firm’s active commitment to a diverse workplace and the inclusion and retention of talented professionals. This year the program received more than 40 applications and the firm selected Ms. Hickman because of her proven leadership skills and excellent academic credentials.
About the McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship Program
Our Diversity Fellowship Program is a comprehensive scholarship and employment initiative. This program invests in the future success of an outstanding first-year law student from a diverse background.
The dynamic, multiple benefit program represents our firm’s belief that varying backgrounds and experiences enhance our firm’s culture and add value to the legal services we provide. An important component of the firm’s recruiting and diversity programs, this initiative supports our long-term recruitment goals and diversity vision, while aligning with McGlinchey Stafford’s wider commitment to promote diversity within the legal profession.
About the 2012 Diversity Fellowship Award
The award consists of:
A $5,000 scholarship to assist with the costs of books, tuition or other law school expenses, to be distributed the fall semester of the recipient’s second year of law school.
- Summer Associate Position
During the summer between the first and second year of law school, each recipient will receive a paid summer associate position. Award recipients will also be considered for a position in the summer following his/her second year of law school.
Formal and informal mentoring by McGlinchey attorneys, during and after our Summer Associate Program, is an ongoing career development component of the award.