BOSTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced its 2012 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients – Andrew Huah (University of California, Davis), Karan Jhurani (Emory University) Dr. Lealon Martin (University of Texas, Austin), and Dafan Zhang (University of Pennsylvania) – who were selected from over 250 candidates. Each Diversity Fellow receives a $5,000 academic scholarship, a paid 2012 summer associate position in the office of their choice, and mentoring by members of the firm throughout their law school education. Fish launched its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program in 2005 to help attract and recruit diverse first year law school students from across the U.S.
Fish's 2012 Diversity Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the 1L Scholars Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization formed in 2009 to advance diversity in the legal profession.
"We are thrilled with the success of our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. The program continues to help us to recruit some of the top law students in the country to our firm and to provide them with professional growth opportunities at an early stage in their legal careers," said Ahmed J. Davis, a principal in Fish's Washington, D.C., office and National Chair of the firm's Diversity Initiative. "Diversity is integral to who we are as a firm and is increasingly demanded of us by our clients – and rightly so. Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is thus critical to our ongoing initiative to advance diversity, both within our firm and the legal profession as a whole."
Two Fish 2011 1L Diversity Fellows – Shamoor Anis (Duke University School of Law) and Kevin Kantharia (University of San Diego School of Law) – will also be returning for a second summer.
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