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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has awarded its fifth year of Diversity Scholarships to three law students: Becky Esquenazi, Sam Ludington, and Malinda "Lindy" Reed. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a salaried summer 2020 position in a firm office.
Esquenazi will be based in the Miami office. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with a B.A. in business administration and a minor in psychology and law. Before entering law school, Esquenazi joined Teach for America at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, where she was an algebra teacher, Algebra Department lead, and head soccer coach. She also received an M.A. in education and social change from the University of Miami. Since beginning law school at the University of Miami School of Law, Esquenazi has participated in the UM HOPE Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, STREET Law Program, and Innocence Clinic.
Ludington will be based in the Miami office. He is a second-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law, where he is a Miami Public Interest Scholar, member of the University of Miami Business Law Review, member of the Honor Council, and an intern with the Environmental Justice Clinic. He has served as a legal intern for Judge Kathleen M. Williams in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, as well as a summer law clerk in the Fort Lauderdale office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Before law school, he served as the deputy director of Children of Inmates, Inc., a Miami-based nonprofit that provides care coordination and family reunification for children of inmates. Additionally, he served as a research associate with Justice and Security Strategies, providing expertise to law enforcement agencies throughout the country. The son of a Haitian-American mother, Ludington for 20 years has traveled to Haiti every December to coordinate an annual Christmas party for children in Carrefour, Haiti.
Reed will be based in Boston. She is a second-year law student at Northeastern University School of Law. She was born in China and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she was elected twice to serve as a student member on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, was co-captain of the mock trial team, and double-majored in English literature and history. As a law student, she was elected Chair of the International Law Society and is an active member of the Women's Law Caucus and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She is also a competitor in the ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition.
The Nelson Mullins Diversity Scholarship Program is open to second-year law students and is primarily designed to increase the number of diverse law students interested in summer and long-term employment with the firm. Click here for more information.
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