Ward Greenberg is pleased to announce the selection of its 2022 Diversity Scholars – Ariyana DeWitz, a first-year student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, Daniel Howard, a first-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Minna Zheng, a first-year student at Boston University School of Law.
The nationally-recognized Ward Greenberg Diversity Scholar Program offers first-year law students the opportunity to participate in a 10-week paid summer appointment and receive a scholarship bonus. In addition to performing meaningful work for the firm, the program includes a short-term secondment with an institutional client, providing the Scholars a chance to experience the duties and perspective of a lawyer with outside organizations. Successful Scholars are invited back to the firm for a summer associate position the following year and receive an additional scholarship bonus.
Since the inception of this program seven years ago, Ward Greenberg has been proud to cultivate the development of young lawyers to join a team that prioritizes diverse perspectives, which we believe is essential to providing exceptional representation to firm clients.
“We are pleased to have Ariyana, Daniel, and Minna join us as the newest members of the firm’s Diversity Scholar Program. Each has demonstrated a commitment to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion, which are central values of Ward Greenberg and its clients. We look forward to working with them and sharing in their talents and perspectives,” said Meghan DiPasquale, partner at Ward Greenberg.
Ariyana DeWitz is a first-year student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she is a participant in its 3+3 accelerated program in which Ms. DeWitz will receive her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees within the span of six years, both from the University at Buffalo. Ms. DeWitz previously worked as an intern for the Honorable Christopher S. Ciaccio, Acting Supreme Court Justice in New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County. Ms. DeWitz will be working in Ward Greenberg’s Rochester office.
Daniel Howard is a first-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he serves as the Vice President of the Refugee Outreach Collective and is a member in good standing of the LAMBDA Law Student’s Association. In 2020, Mr. Howard received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Nazareth College. Mr. Howard will be working in Ward Greenberg’s Rochester office.
Minna Zheng is a first-year student at Boston University School of Law, where she serves as the 1L Section Representative for the Women’s Law Association and Business Law Society and is a member in good standing of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Women of Color Collaborative, and First-Generation Professionals. In 2021, Ms. Zheng received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Zheng will be working in Ward Greenberg’s Philadelphia office.
Please join us in congratulating our 2022 Diversity Scholars on their accomplishments and we look forward to a wonderful summer with them.