Christian & Small is pleased to announce it has awarded the first Christian & Small LLP Diversity Scholarship to Cumberland School of Law student Veronica Williams. The $5,000 award is given to a second year law student who has a competitive GPA, does not receive other academic assistance and shows a commitment to diversity in the legal profession.
Veronica, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fisk University, is a Dean’s List student at Cumberland. She has worked as a volunteer intern under Jefferson County Family Court Judge Elise Barclay and a volunteer law clerk for Judge Shanta Owens. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Magic City Bar Association, Lifeline Adoption Services, Family Court Paternity Circuit Docket and as a Civics Instructor for the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama.
“We’re committed to diversity at Christian & Small and Veronica is the kind of person we want to see more of in our applicant pool,” said Deborah Alley Smith, Managing Partner. “Through her academic and professional work and her commitment to our community, she shows great promise as a future lawyer and an active, concerned member of the community.”