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Weil Announces Winners of 2017 Second-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowships

Global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Nicole Chen, a second-year student at Stanford Law School; Darwin Ng, a second-year student at Duke University School of Law; Amama Rasani, a second-year student at Georgetown University Law Center; Dianna Robinson, a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School; Stephen Strong, a second-year student at New York University School of Law; and Kayla Vinson, a second-year student at New York University School of Law, are recipients of the Weil 2L Diversity $10,000 Fellowship awards.

The Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, announced in February 2012, supports the Firm’s overall commitment to diversity and is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at one of its U.S. offices. The program was open to current law students who have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2018, and who intend to practice law in a major city of the United States.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Williams College in 2015. While she was an undergraduate, Nicole worked as a Corporate and Investment Summer Associate at a law firm in Taipei, Taiwan, then as an Intern at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and later as a Mortgages Legal Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs. This past summer, she worked as a summer associate at a law firm in Washington, DC. Nicole will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.

Darwin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and American Government from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. During his time as an undergraduate, Darwin was a Student Worker at the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. After graduation, Darwin worked as a Claims Professional at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies. This past summer, Darwin worked as a Summer Law Clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, California. Darwin will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York and Silicon Valley offices.

Amama received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013. While she was an undergraduate, Amama worked as a Reporting Intern at the International Catholic Migration Commission, and later as an Education Relief Intern at the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan. After graduating, Amama worked as a Department Assistant at a law firm in Washington, DC. This past summer, Amama began working as a Legal Intern at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Law Practice Division, where she is currently working. Amama will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.

Dianna received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from Ryerson University in 2013 and is currently pursuing a joint JD/MBA at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, both part of York University in Toronto, Canada. While she was an undergraduate, Dianna worked as a Procurement Specialist and Project Planning Coordinator at Community Services I&IT Cluster, then as a Business Analyst Consultant at the Child Protection Information Network Project, and later as a Financial Process Coordinator at the Ministry of Education. After graduating, Dianna worked as a Financial Analyst at the Ministry of Government Services before joining the Jamaica National Building Society as a Business Development Analyst. This past summer, Dianna worked as a Business Development Intern at a law firm in Canada. Dianna will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University in 2011. While he was an undergraduate, Stephen served as a Study Group Producer and later a Fellow Selection Committee Member at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After graduating, Stephen worked as a paralegal at a law firm in New York and then at the White House, first as an Intern and later as a Staff Assistant in the Office of White House Personnel. In the summer prior to attending law school, Stephen worked as an SEO Intern at a law firm in Washington, DC. This past summer, Stephen worked as a summer associate at a law firm in Seattle, Washington. Stephen will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.

Kayla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and African American Studies from Yale University in 2011, and a Master of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She is currently pursuing a joint JD/MPA at New York University School of Law and Princeton University. Prior to going to law school, Kayla worked as a Social Studies Teacher at the Roads Charter School I in Brooklyn, New York, teaching children ages 14-18, and later at the Harlem Children’s Zone, Promise Academy II in Harlem, New York, teaching 7th and 8th graders. Kayla continues her work as an educator at Legal Outreach as a 10th Grade Saturday Writing Class Instructor and at the City College of New York as a New York City Teaching Fellows Field Consultant. This past summer, Kayla worked as a Legal Intern at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently working as a Legal Extern at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. Kayla will join Weil as a 2017 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.

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