a diversity pipeline program

a diversity pipeline program

a diversity pipeline program

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP

In 2004, MCCA established the LMJ Scholarship Program and awarded the first scholarships in 2005. The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal careers.

Since its inception, the LMJ Scholarship has awarded over $3.7 million in scholarships to 222 students, of which 40% identify as men and 60% identify as women.

Have further questions? Read our Scholarship FAQs.

The 2022 LMJ Scholarship application is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for the new application cycle. 

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP

In 2004, MCCA established the LMJ Scholarship Program and awarded the first scholarships in 2005. The LMJ Scholarship is a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to women and diverse students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The LMJ Scholarship grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. In addition to financial support, LMJ scholars are connected with peers, alumni, and mentors, who are available to provide professional support, such as guidance on addressing academic or personal obstacles that arise over the course of their legal careers.

Since its inception, the LMJ Scholarship has awarded over $3.7 million in scholarships to 222 students, of which 40% identify as men and 60% identify as women.

Have further questions? Read our Scholarship FAQs.

The 2022 LMJ Scholarship application is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for the new application cycle.

2021 LMJ Scholars

Vanessa Agudelo

Vanessa Agudelo

Microsoft Scholar
Harvard University

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Kd harbeck

Kd harbeck

MCCA Scholar
University of California-Berkeley

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JASMINE LEE

JASMINE LEE

MCCA Scholar
Rutgers University-Newark

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MARCO LINARES CORDERO

MARCO LINARES CORDERO

Robert Half Scholar
University of Pennsylvania

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Gabriela Monico

Gabriela Monico

MCCA Scholar
Yale Law School

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ANGELICA REED

ANGELICA REED

Groom Law Group Scholar
University of Pennsylvania

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BRITTANY WARREN

BRITTANY WARREN

Chevron Scholar
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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2021 LMJ Scholars

Vanessa Agudelo

Vanessa Agudelo

Microsoft Scholar,
Harvard University

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KD Harbeck

Kd Harbeck

MCCA Scholar,
University of California-Berkeley

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Jasmine Lee

Jasmine Lee

MCCA Scholar,
Rutgers University-Newark

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Jasmine Lee

Marco Linares Cordero

Robert Half Scholar,
University of Pennsylvania

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Jasmine Lee

Gabriela Monico

MCCA Scholar,
Yale Law School

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Angelica Reed

Angelica Reed

Groom Law Group Scholar,
University of Pennsylvania

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Angelica Reed

Brittany Warren

Chevron Scholar,
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Celebrating 15 Years of
the LMJ Scholarship

Celebrating 15
Years of the LMJ Scholarship

2021 LMJ Selection Committee

Special thank you to the 2021 LMJ Scholarship Selection Committee, for your support and commitment to help MCCA build a diverse pipeline of students who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

How can you support the diversity pipeline? Become an MCCA member, donate to the LMJ Scholarship, offer an internship or mentor a scholarship student. Check out our Scholarship Donation FAQs.

LAUREN ANDERSON

Associate,
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

MEET LAUREN  >

DIANA ARREDONDO

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Amazon.com, Inc.

MEET DIANA  >

KISHAN BAROT

Associate,
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

MEET KISHAN  >

CHARLOTTE BORROUGHS

Tech and Privacy Attorney,
Salesforce.com, Inc.

MEET CHARLOTTE  >

DIANE BUTLER

Partner, Immigration Law,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

MEET DIANE  >

JANE CAMPBELL

Senior Counsel, CNAEP Law and Land,
Chevron Corporation

MEET JANE  >

CANDICE CARR

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET CANDICE  >

RACHEL CHEEKS-GIVAN

Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion Group and a member of the Legal Division D&E Steering Committee,
Pfizer

MEET RACHEL  >

NKECHI CHUKWUEKE

Corporate Counsel,
VMware Inc.

MEET NKECHI  >

MIKE DEE

Law School Relations & Diversity Recruiting Manager,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

MEET MIKE  >

GEORGE GONZALEZ

Director & Sr Corporate Counsel Business and Government Services,
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.

MEET GEORGE  >

STEPHEN KAMPMEIER

Associate Director, Emerging Growth & Incubation Group,
Intel Corporation

MEET STEPHEN  >

NEEL LIMAYE

Commercial Counsel,
Chime

MEET NEEL  >

MALAIKA LINDO

Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

MEET MALAIKA  >

HISHAM MASRI

Employment Counsel,
Flowserve Corporation

MEET HISHAM  >

FATEMA MERCHANT

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET FATEMA  >

ANDREA MOODY TURNER

Counsel, Product Litigation & Autonomous Vehicles,
General Motors

MEET ANDREA  >

NATASHA NEWBERRY

Corporate Counsel,
LexisNexis

MEET NATASHA  >

THOMASINA POIROT

Counsel,
Venable LLP

MEET THOMASINA  >

JAMY SULLIVAN

Executive Director,
Robert Half

MEET JAMY  >

MONICA THURMAN

Associate General Counsel, Enterprise Compliance & Privacy,
Thomson Reuters

MEET MONICA  >

CHRISTY TINNES

Principal,
Groom Law Group

MEET CHRISTY  >

RACHAEL VAUGHN

Senior Counsel, Payments and Emerging Markets,
Google LLC

MEET RACHAEL  >

URSULA WILLIE

Senior Attorney,
United Services Automobile Association, Inc. “USAA”

MEET URSULA  >

2021 LMJ Selection Committee

Special thank you to the 2021 LMJ Scholarship Selection Committee, for your support and commitment to help MCCA build a diverse pipeline of students who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

How can you support the diversity pipeline? Become an MCCA member, donate to the LMJ Scholarship, offer an internship or mentor a scholarship student. Check out our Scholarship Donation FAQs.

LAUREN ANDERSON

Associate,
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

MEET LAUREN  >

DIANA ARREDONDO

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Amazon.com, Inc.

MEET DIANA  >

KISHAN BAROT

Associate,
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

MEET KISHAN  >

CHARLOTTE BORROUGHS

Tech and Privacy Attorney,
Salesforce.com, Inc.

MEET CHARLOTTE  >

DIANE BUTLER

Partner, Immigration Law,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

MEET DIANE  >

JANE CAMPBELL

Senior Counsel, CNAEP Law and Land,
Chevron Corporation

MEET JANE  >

CANDICE CARR

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET CANDICE  >

RACHEL CHEEKS-GIVAN

Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion Group and a member of the Legal Division D&E Steering Committee,
Pfizer

MEET RACHEL  >

NKECHI CHUKWUEKE

Corporate Counsel,
VMware Inc.

MEET NKECHI  >

MIKE DEE

Law School Relations & Diversity Recruiting Manager,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

MEET MIKE  >

GEORGE GONZALEZ

Director & Sr Corporate Counsel Business and Government Services,
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.

MEET GEORGE  >

STEPHEN KAMPMEIER

Associate Director, Emerging Growth & Incubation Group,
Intel Corporation

MEET STEPHEN  >

NEEL LIMAYE

Commercial Counsel,
Chime

MEET NEEL  >

MALAIKA LINDO

Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

MEET MALAIKA  >

HISHAM MASRI

Employment Counsel,
Flowserve Corporation

MEET HISHAM  >

FATEMA MERCHANT

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET FATEMA  >

ANDREA MOODY TURNER

Counsel, Product Litigation & Autonomous Vehicles,
General Motors

MEET ANDREA  >

NATASHA NEWBERRY

Corporate Counsel,
LexisNexis

MEET NATASHA  >

THOMASINA POIROT

Counsel,
Venable LLP

MEET THOMASINA  >

JAMY SULLIVAN

Executive Director,
Robert Half

MEET JAMY  >

MONICA THURMAN

Associate General Counsel, Enterprise Compliance & Privacy,
Thomson Reuters

MEET MONICA  >

CHRISTY TINNES

Principal,
Groom Law Group

MEET CHRISTY  >

RACHAEL VAUGHN

Senior Counsel, Payments and Emerging Markets,
Google LLC

MEET RACHAEL  >

URSULA WILLIE

Senior Attorney,
United Services Automobile Association, Inc. “USAA”

MEET URSULA  >

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORSHIP,
FELLOWSHIPS, & INTERNSHIPS

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

Organizations that wish to support the LMJ Scholarship joins an elite cadre of corporate leaders recognized and celebrated for advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession and supporting the future leaders of their industry.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Learn more about law school scholarships and fellowships available
to diverse students.

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORSHIP,
FELLOWSHIPS, & INTERNSHIPS

LMJ SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

Organizations that wish to support the LMJ Scholarship joins an elite cadre of corporate leaders recognized and celebrated for advancing the diversity pipeline to the legal profession and supporting the future leaders of their industry.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Learn more about law school scholarships and fellowships available to diverse students.

LMJ Alumni Scholar Spotlight

TARIK GAUSE

LMJ Scholars Class: 2005
Current Company: Roku Inc.

“The mentorship and sponsorship aspects [of the LMJ Scholarship] are invaluable. Being in law is so much about who your mentors and sponsors are – their guidance can have an outsized impact on your career. I found those relationships in my LMJ sponsors at DuPont. You can’t build those types of career-long relationships without somewhere to start and the LMJ scholarship helped me to do that. It’s been the greatest gift that the LMJ scholarship has given me.”

Bryant Hall

LMJ Scholars Class: 2008
Current Company: Danaher Corporation

“The most important thing is to remember where you’ve come from because it’s critical to try to bring your whole self to legal practice. The only way that you’re going to survive and thrive in practice is to remember your core values and the hard work that has gotten you to law school. Don’t forget those values because they’ll be sources of strength for you to rely upon as you navigate your career.”

LMJ Alumni Scholar Spotlight

TARIK GAUSE

LMJ Scholars Class: 2005
Current Company: Roku Inc.

“The mentorship and sponsorship aspects [of the LMJ Scholarship] are invaluable. Being in law is so much about who your mentors and sponsors are – their guidance can have an outsized impact on your career. I found those relationships in my LMJ sponsors at DuPont. You can’t build those types of career-long relationships without somewhere to start and the LMJ scholarship helped me to do that. It’s been the greatest gift that the LMJ scholarship has given me.”

Bryant Hall

LMJ Scholars Class: 2008
Current Company: Danaher Corporation

“The most important thing is to remember where you’ve come from because it’s critical to try to bring your whole self to legal practice. The only way that you’re going to survive and thrive in practice is to remember your core values and the hard work that has gotten you to law school. Don’t forget those values because they’ll be sources of strength for you to rely upon as you navigate your career.”

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