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Godfrey & Kahn Offers Diversity Scholars Program

March 29, 2007

The law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that it has established the Diversity Scholars Program as part of the firm’s ongoing diversity initiatives. The program offers a $2,500 scholarship to first-year minority law students at the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, and Northwestern University for use as a partial tuition payment during the student’s first year of law school. Godfrey & Kahn also offers full-tuition fellowships at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University law schools. The 2007 Diversity Scholars Program award winners include:

  • Jacqueline Nicole James (Northwestern University). She is also in the process of earning a master’s degree in Business Administration through the Kellogg School of Management. Jacqueline earned her bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Management Systems from Columbia University, where she was on the Dean’s List and was a Citigroup Scholar. She is currently a participant in Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Program 2006.
  • Robyn Nicole Lewis(University of Michigan). She received her master’s degree in Sociology and her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, where she received the Black Community Services Deans Award for Academic Excellence. Robyn was awarded the NCAA women’s volleyball full scholarship and was the Stanford Athletic Board Award winner for outstanding female senior.
  • Rupal Vijay Vora (University of Iowa). She is a first-year representative for the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff. Rupal received her bachelor’s degree with dual honors in Political Science and Gender Studies from Northwestern University and was on the Dean’s List.
“We are delighted to award these well-deserved scholarships as part of our firm’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity in our profession,” said Mark Witt, a shareholder and member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, as well as co-chair of the firm’s recruiting committee and a member of the scholarship selection committee. “We hope that the scholarships provide these talented individuals with recognition for their achievements and some financial assistance for their future endeavors.”

Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay, and Waukesha, WI; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, PRC. With more than 190 attorneys, Godfrey & Kahn provides legal and business advice to clients ranging from small businesses and governmental entities to large privately and publicly held national and international companies.

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