Ward Greenberg is excited to announce the selection of our 2019 Diversity Scholars, Haylei John, a first-year student at Cornell Law School, and Khalil Williams, a first-year student at University at Buffalo School of Law.
Featured in local and national publications, Ward Greenberg’s Diversity Scholar Program, now in its fourth year, offers first-year law students the opportunity for a 10-week paid summer appointment. In addition to performing meaningful work for the firm, the program includes a short-term secondment with an institutional client, which provides the Scholars a chance to establish close relationships with outside organizations. Successful Scholars are invited back to the firm for a summer associate position the following year.
“Our firm continually seeks candidates with a broad cross-section of backgrounds and ideas,” said Jeffrey Harradine, partner at Ward Greenberg. “Having a team with many diverse perspectives allows us to better understand our clients and develop comprehensive solutions to their legal needs. The process to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment starts at the recruitment stage, which is why we launched our Diversity Scholar Program.”
Haylei John received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from St. Bonaventure University. During her first year at Cornell Law School, she has been involved with the Native American Law Student Association and the American Constitution Society. As an undergraduate student, Ms. John served as President of the Student Government Association and received The Ideal Bonaventure Woman Award. Ms. John will be located in our Rochester office.
Khalil Williams received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Legal Studies from Nazareth College of Rochester. Before starting law school at the University at Buffalo, Mr. Williams was a Fellow with the New York State Legal Education Opportunity Program. A member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society as an undergraduate student, he was also awarded the Elizabeth M. Fake Award from the School of Management. Mr. Williams will be located in our Philadelphia office.