MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an organization that advances the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them, have named Anthony Tan as the Robert Half Legal Scholar and a member of MCCA's Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program, Class of 2019. He has been awarded $10,000 to use toward law school tuition expenses in addition to the opportunity to work with MCCA leaders and mentors as he prepares for a legal career.
Currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tan graduated summa cum laude from The Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College at Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. As an undergraduate, Tan volunteered as an ESL mentor, held officer positions with Phi Iota Alpha, the oldest Latino fraternity in the United States, and worked as an intern supporting New Orleans District E City Council Member James A. Gray II.
During his first year at law school, Tan participated in the Public Speaking Society and the Latin American Law Students Association, among other activities. He aspires to become a corporate lawyer, eventually using his negotiation skills to close complex deals.
"Anthony's academic drive and leadership qualities are important assets for success as a legal professional," said Jamy Sullivan, executive director of Robert Half Legal. "We value our partnership with MCCA as it helps promising students like Anthony succeed not only in law school but also in their future endeavors."
"The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program is one of MCCA's most impactful programs; it is critical to helping develop and strengthen the pipeline of diverse legal talent across corporate America," said MCCA President and CEO Jean Lee. "If we are serious about becoming a more diverse and inclusive profession, it's imperative to support talented law students like Anthony, who come from diverse backgrounds, and enhance their chances of success at every stage of their education and career."
Open to U.S. citizens interested in a corporate law career, MCCA's Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program provides financial support for first-year law students who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. Program recipients receive a $10,000 award for their first year of law school, with an opportunity to qualify for additional funding in each of the two following years of their law studies. In addition, MCCA offers mentoring opportunities for scholarship recipients and helps place them in paid internship positions with corporate law departments during the summer immediately following successful completion of their first year of law school. Each scholarship recipient also receives ongoing professional development.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of "diversity." Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession's workforce. For more information, go to mcca.com.
About Robert Half Legal
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