Robinson Bradshaw Launches Fellowship for Diverse Law StudentsPDF
Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce the Robinson Bradshaw Diversity Fellowship, established to promote diversity and equity both within the broader legal community and within the firm.
The fellowship is available to law students from underrepresented populations and offers up to $25,000 in scholarship funds, a paid clerkship in the firm’s summer program and the opportunity to participate in an enrichment experience of the fellow’s choosing.
The program is borne of Robinson Bradshaw’s Racial Justice Task Force, a group appointed by the firm’s board to research and make recommendations on actions the firm can take to advance racial justice in our firm, local communities and nation.
“Robinson Bradshaw is dedicated to reflecting and serving the diverse world we live in,” Managing Partner Allen Robertson said. “We are proud to further our commitment to those ideals through this fellowship program and look forward to welcoming our future fellows to the firm.”
The program’s first two fellows are Gregg Hill and James Ennis Street. The first of his family to attend law school, Hill is a 1L student at Howard University School of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, where he mentored incoming minority freshmen students as they transitioned into college life. Hill also served on the executive board of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Street is a 1L student at Duke University School of Law and a first-generation college and law student. He is the founder of the Native American Law Students Association, sits on the executive board of the North Carolina Club, is a member of the Black Law Students Association and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Street received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, he served as the student leader for the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, advised the student body president and various administrative leaders on diversity issues and solutions, and led several student organizations. Street is also a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a member of Phi Sigma Nu, the oldest and largest American Indian fraternity in the United States.