Two Law Students at the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama received Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships from Frost Brown Todd.
Jorge Solis, 3L, and Catherine Tabor, 2L, competed against more than 50 law students for scholarships that support deserving students who represent underserved populations. Each won a $2,000 scholarship to help fund his or her legal education.
“At such a particularly challenging time for law students, we are happy to lend a helping hand to those who have helped others,” said Kim Amrine, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Frost Brown Todd, a full-service law firm. “The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship allows us to become acquainted with some of the great work that local law students do in their communities.”
The scholarship is helping Solis and Tabor advance their legal careers. Tabor, for example, plans to use the scholarship to offset costs of the Law School’s Australia Study Abroad Program.
“This program counts for five credits for the International and Comparative Law Certificate that I plan to earn, which will hopefully enable me to market myself to law firms that have an international reach.”
Solis, meanwhile, said winning the scholarship provided financial aid and encouragement as he enters his final semester of law school. He is thankful that Frost Brown Todd is elevating attention to diversity and inclusion.
“We may worship, think, or look differently. And that is okay,” he said. “Inclusion is a recognition that these differences should be observed with a tradition of respect, and that when we come together as one, our differences make our society strong.”
After completing his studies, Solis intends to become a civil litigator in Birmingham, while Tabor hopes to practice at a law firm that is known for its mission to enhance diversity in the legal profession and innovations in the legal market.