(March 6, 2012, Weil News)
Global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Mark Johnson, a first-year student at Harvard Law School, is the winner of the first Weil 1L Diversity $10,000 Fellowship award.
The Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
, announced in October 2011, 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 US offices. The program was open to current students at ABA-accredited law schools who have successfully completed the first semester of their first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2014, and who intend to practice law in a major city of the United States.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia College, Columbia University in 2009. While he was an undergraduate, he attended two Columbia University summer language programs in China. After graduation, Mark taught 7th grade math in Hawaii through the Teach for America program, and in 2011 he received a Master of Education from the University of Hawaii. Mark will join Weil as a 2012 summer associate.