Mahogane D. Reed

Mahogane D. Reed

National law firm McGlinchey Stafford announced today that it has awarded Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship.

A first-year law student at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Reed is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Public Interest Law Society. She is also a Faculty Scholarship recipient, and participated in the Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Reed has also worked as a legal advocate with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. Before entering the law program, Ms. Reed was on the Dean’s list at LSU, a National Black Scholar, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six-week paid summer associate position in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship, and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. Ms. Reed will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Retreat, which brings together diverse law students from around the country to learn about interview skills, transitioning from law school into practice, the state of diversity in the legal profession, and the value of networking. Participants will also have the opportunity to build peer relationships and interact with general counsel and managing partners from LCLD member organizations nationwide.

Awarded each year to a first-year law student who demonstrates high academic achievement and a dedication to the law, the McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship represents the firm’s active commitment to a diverse workplace, and the inclusion and retention of talented professionals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mahogane as this year’s Diversity Scholar,” said Mindy Brickman, chief diversity officer at McGlinchey Stafford. “We are excited to mentor and support her as she progresses in her legal career.”