Five $15,000 awards provided to recognize exceptional minority law students
BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2007 — Goodwin Procter LLP, a national law firm with 700 attorneys, is proud to announce the five recipients of its Goodwin Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2005 and provides annual awards of $15,000 each to minority second-year law students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership, a commitment to community service, interest in the private practice of law, and other special achievements and honors.
The Fellowship is designed to attract additional attorneys of color to Goodwin Procter and help increase diversity in the legal profession overall by helping diverse, future leaders of the profession defray the increasingly expensive cost of a legal education. The recipients for this year are:
• Silvia Diaz, University of Pennsylvania Law School
• Irfan M. Murtuza, Georgetown University Law Center
• Katiuscia S. Potier, University of Virginia Law School
• Arivee N. Vargas, Boston College Law School
• Minming Wu, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall
To demonstrate the firm’s commitment to diversity throughout the legal profession, candidates for the fellowship neither need receive nor accept an offer of summer employment from Goodwin Procter to win a fellowship.
About Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with 700 attorneys. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology companies, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability. Goodwin Procter is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.