Burns White funds Diversity in the Law Scholarship at Duquesne

Burns White announced its plans to fund a scholarship for first-year, diverse law students at Duquesne University's School of Law. The annual Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving candidate who adds diversity to the incoming class, and will include a paid summer clerkship at the firm following the successful completion of the recipient's second year of law school. In addition, each awardee will be paired with a mentor from Burns White for the duration of his or her legal education.

"Burns White is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in Pittsburgh's legal community," noted David White, Executive Committee Member. "This annual scholarship-which includes practical work experience and mentoring-will help to broaden opportunities for individuals with diverse backgrounds. We are pleased to be working with Duquesne University's School of Law on this exciting new initiative."

The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. "Scholarship funds help us to ensure that all students have access to a legal education at Duquesne Law," said Dean Maureen Lally-Green. "We are most grateful to partner with Burns White to announce this incredible new opportunity."

Admitted students under consideration for the award submit a resume and personal statement for review. A scholarship committee, which includes a Burns White representative, recommends the candidate. More information is available by contacting Duquesne Law's Office of Admissions.

About Burns White

Burns White LLC is a full-service law firm that provides corporate and litigation counsel to clients operating across a broad spectrum of industries nationwide. Harnessing the collective skill of more than 140 attorneys, the law firm operates offices in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Duquesne University

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