Nexsen Pruet Awards 10 Scholarships to Minority Law School Students

COLUMBIA, SC – April 1, 2008 – Nexsen Pruet has awarded 10 law school scholarships through its Diversity Scholarship Program.  The 2008 winners represent the future of the legal profession.

Nexsen Pruet annually awards up to 10 scholarships to exceptional minority students who are entering their first year of law school and planning careers in North or South Carolina. In addition to the $3,000 scholarship, the students may be considered for summer employment in one of Nexsen Pruet’s seven offices.

“We have had a longstanding commitment to diversity, and to the belief that our firm and our profession should reflect and represent the communities we serve,” said Leighton Lord, Chairman of Nexsen Pruet. “We created this scholarship in that spirit.”

2008 recipients include:

·        Tamekia L. Brandon, North Carolina Central University School of Law

·        Rasheim Donaldson, Wake Forest University School of Law

·        Courtney D. Earle, University of South Carolina School of Law

·        Melissa Garcia, University of South Carolina School of Law

·        Precious Green, North Carolina Central University School of Law

·        Ana-Cristina Jimenez, Wake Forest University School of Law

·        Danielle McLean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

·        Nader Raja, Wake Forest University School of Law

·        Azaria Tesfa, Wake Forest University School of Law

·        Neubia Williams, Wake Forest University School of Law

Students attending North Carolina Central University School of Law, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and Charleston Law School are eligible.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarships can contact the firm via email at [email protected] or visit the website, www.nexsenpruet.com.

 

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 170 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.  For further information, see www.nexsenpruet.com