Awards and Rankings December 10, 2018

Goodwin Announces Winners of Diversity Fellowship Scholarship Awards

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the winners of the Diversity Fellowship Scholarship Awards named in honor of Goodwin lawyers and diversity champions Wayne A. Budd, Marian A. Tse, Richard A. Soden and Paul W. Lee. Designed to increase diversity at Goodwin and in the legal profession, these scholarships, as part of the firm’s overall Diversity Fellowship Program, help law students defray the cost of law school tuition.

The 2018 scholarship recipients are:

  • Christopher Adeigbo, University of Michigan Law School
  • Nicole Fontes, Harvard Law School
  • Christopher Hamilton, Boston University School of Law
  • Helen Kim, Boston College Law School
  • Isabel Marin, Harvard Law School
  • Su Myint, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Edgar Okorie, Columbia Law School
  • Victoria Petty, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Samira Seraji, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

“Wayne Budd, Marian Tse, Richard Soden and Paul Lee have devoted their careers to building diversity in the legal profession,” said David Hashmall, Goodwin’s Chairman and head of the firm’s Inclusion Advisory Committee. “We are pleased to honor their leadership and commitment by awarding scholarships to these outstanding students.”

Hamilton, Kim, Marin and Petty were also Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellows and received an award of $10,000 to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school. As part of this scholarship program, named in honor of Wayne A. Budd and Marian A. Tse, they will each receive an additional $10,000 toward tuition for their third year of law school.

Adeigbo, Fontes, Myint, Okorie and Seraji, as winners of the Richard A. Soden and Paul W. Lee scholarships, will each receive a $15,000 award to offset the expenses of their legal education.

Each scholarship winner will join Goodwin as a summer associate in 2019, with five joining the firm’s Boston office, one joining in Los Angeles, two joining in San Francisco and one in Silicon Valley.

“Goodwin’s Diversity Fellowship Scholarships are a unique opportunity for us to celebrate and empower high-achieving law students that come from diverse experiences and backgrounds,” said Sabrina Rose-Smith, Chair of CRED@Goodwin. “We are proud to foster the development and career success of these talented individuals and continue to strengthen our commitment to an inclusive environment in which individuals can excel and thrive.”

Additional information about Goodwin’s diversity fellowships is available on the firm’s website and via email.