WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Crowell & Moring LLP presented $25,000 in scholarship awards to three Washington, D.C. law school students at a reception on Wednesday. The firm’s annual Diversity in the Legal Profession Scholarship Program consists of three monetary awards, one at $10,000 and two at $7,500, which are given to deserving racially and ethnically diverse
students currently enrolled and pursuing a J.D. degree at an accredited law
school in the District of Columbia.
Luther Zeigler, chair of the firm’s Diversity Advisory Council, said, “We
are committed to promoting diversity within our own law firm and within the
broader legal profession. Our hope is that the Crowell & Moring Diversity in
the Legal Profession Scholarships will provide a stepping stone for those
deserving law school students who will one day serve our community and lead
This year’s recipients are:
* La Toya Sutton ($10,000) — Sutton is a second-year student at
Georgetown University Law Center and a graduate of Brown University. She
has also studied at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
* Tara Castillo ($7,500) — Castillo is a second-year student at American
University’s Washington College of Law, where she also completed her
undergraduate work. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree from New
York University in Latin and Caribbean Studies.
* Elizabeth Matos ($7,500) — Matos is a second-year student at Georgetown
University Law Center and a graduate of Brown University. Before law
school, she spent a year studying in Mozambique on a Fulbright
Founded in 2005, Crowell & Moring’s Diversity in the Legal Profession
Scholarship Program aims to promote greater diversity within the legal
profession, particularly from underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities,
and to help potential leaders of the profession from such diverse backgrounds
afford a legal education.
In June 2005, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) named
Crowell & Moring one of four finalists among all Mid-Atlantic states firms for
MCCA’s “Sager Award” recognizing law firm diversity efforts. Crowell & Moring
ranked 38th nationally in Multicultural Law Magazine’s “2005 Top 100 Law Firms
for Diversity Survey.” Two other recent awards recognize the firm’s efforts to
enhance quality of life: Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s
“Quality of Life Award” and “Washington Business Journal’s Best 50 Places to
Students interested in applying for the scholarship should visit
http://www.crowell.com/diversityscholarship or contact
[email protected] The application deadline is April 21, 2006.
Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300
attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts,
corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More
than two-thirds of the firm’s attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf
of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and
individuals. Crowell & Moring’s extensive client work ranges from advising on
one of the world’s largest telecommunications mergers to representing
governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in
Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in Brussels, California and
London. Visit Crowell & Moring online at http://www.crowell.com.
Contact: Jessica Jobe