McGlinchey News Release
Sonam James, Andrew Albritton Honored With 2019 McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowships
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2019 Diversity Fellowships to Sonam James (Houston) and Andrew Albritton (New Orleans).
Each award, a distinguished honor bestowed annually upon first-year law students, includes a paid Summer Associate position, a $5,000 scholarship, and formal mentoring from McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the students’ law school career. Sonam will participate in the Diversity 1L program from the firm’s Houston office, and Andrew will be located in the firm’s New Orleans office.
Sonam is a May 2021 J.D. candidate at Texas Tech University School of Law. She spent a year as a Fulbright Grantee in the Czech Republic working as an English Teaching Assistant, and has volunteered as an English tutor with various organizations in Texas and Barcelona, Spain. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she studied abroad in Spain and served as Head Delegate of the Model United Nations team.
Andrew is a May 2021 J.D. candidate at Tulane University Law School, where he is a member of the Tulane Entertainment and Art Law Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Legal Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was named the B.I. Moody III College of Business Outstanding Graduate and served in numerous leadership capacities within campus organizations.
As McGlinchey Stafford’s 2019 Diversity Fellows, Sonam and Andrew participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Summit, June 4-6 in Atlanta, GA. The event brings together diverse law students from around the country to hone interview skills, prepare for the transition from law student to practicing lawyer, and discuss the state of diversity in the legal profession.
The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship reflects the firm’s active commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and to promoting diversity within the legal profession. From the firm’s inception, McGlinchey Stafford has challenged the status quo and earned a reputation as a progressive, merit-based business that rewards individual achievement and potential. The firm is a member of the LCLD and actively supports the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and Association of Women Attorneys, among other organizations. The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship is one element of the firm’s robust programming aimed at attracting, developing, and promoting diverse attorneys.