COLUMBIA, SC (October 18, 2021) — Nexsen Pruet has awarded law school scholarships to two rising second-year minority law students who are planning careers in North and South Carolina. The 2021 Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholars are Jada Wilson and Moses Washington.
Wilson currently studies at University of South Carolina School of Law. She previously interned at Wilson Consulting Associates. Wilson looks forward to using her legal career to represent diverse voices in a variety of industries amid challenges. She received her Master’s degree in Community Engaged Medicine, which inspired Wilson to advocate for those in the Black community who are impacted by Health Law. Wilson was awarded a scholarship as a first-year law student and clerked in our Columbia office this summer. She is returning next summer and has also been extended a supplemental 2L scholarship.
Washington currently studies at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Morehouse College. Washington previously worked as a summer associate at Intel Corporation, where he conducted legal research, reviewed contract bylaws and participated in employment litigation matters. Washington looks forward to practicing law in the Carolinas, empowering other African American men with similar interests and giving back through nonprofit work. Washington currently runs a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Washington Foundation, which provides school supplies to youth in his hometown of Denmark, SC.
“The firm’s Diversity Scholarship Program demonstrates the importance of identifying and engaging diverse young attorneys in the early stages of their education and career,” says Leighton Lord, Board Chair, Nexsen Pruet. “Nexsen Pruet is dedicated to continuing to grow our diverse workforce across the Carolinas.”
Scholars receive money for tuition through Nexsen Pruet’s Diversity Initiative, which has awarded 44 scholarships, exceeding $140,000 in total since the program began in 2008.
The Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship Program works to increase diversity within the legal profession, enhance educational opportunities for minority law students and create increased awareness of opportunities for private practice in North and South Carolina. Nexsen Pruet believes that a diverse workforce is critical to our culture, success, and future growth. We recognize that a diverse firm produces broader perspectives, better ideas, and more creative solutions for our clients.
About Nexsen Pruet
Nexsen Pruet serves clients from nine offices across the Southeast. With more than 200 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides regional, full-service capabilities with international strengths.
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