Nexsen Pruet Awards 6 Diversity Scholarships to Minority Law Students in North and South Carolina

February 10, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – February 10, 2009 – Nexsen Pruet announced today that six minority law school students from North and South Carolina have earned scholarships through the firm’s Diversity Scholarship Program.

Nexsen Pruet annually awards 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 the firm’s eight offices.

“We believe strongly that our firm – and the entire legal profession – should mirror the communities and individuals we serve,” said W. Leighton Lord, chairman of the board of Nexsen Pruet. “This program reflects that belief and underscores our ongoing commitment to diversity and the far-reaching benefits it provides.”

The 2009 scholarship recipients include:








Kenny Gardner

Charleston School of Law








Mariama A. Jefferson

Charleston School of Law









Sul Kim

USC School of Law








Danielle McLean

UNC School of Law









Tommy Preston, Jr.

USC School of Law








Robert P. Zuniga

USC 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,

About Nexsen Pruet

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, Greensboro, and Raleigh, 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.