October 17, 2018
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Brian Ingram, a second-year student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Christopher Martin, a second-year student at University of Virginia School of Law; Hanna Pak, a second-year student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; and Donna Scaffidi, a second-year student at University of Michigan Law School, are the winners of the Weil 2L Diversity $10,000 Fellowship awards for 2019. All four winners will be Summer Associates in the New York Office.
The Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship, announced in February 2012, is open to students who are enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States. Eligible students must have successfully completed their first year of a full-time J.D. program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2020, and may not be the recipient of Weil’s 1L Diversity award or a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
Brian Ingram received a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought degree in 2015. During his time as an undergraduate, he was an Amherst Fellow and Best Portions Fellow, Chicago Scholars and studied abroad in Costa Rica, China and Turkey. Brian serves as Vice President of Finance for OUTLaw and is an active member of StreetLaw, Black Law Students Association and Latino Law Students Association at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. This past summer, Brian was a summer associate in the Chicago office of a major law firm.
Christopher Martin received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Minor in Corporate Strategy from Vanderbilt University in 2016. While he was an undergraduate, Christopher was a fullback for NCAA Division I Varsity Football and served as Head Recruiting Coordinator for Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He also received the SEC Honor Roll and the Dean’s List awards. Christopher is a member of the Black Law Student Association at University of Virginia School of Law. He is also currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at the Darden School of Business.
Hanna Pak received a Bachelor of International Studies degree from Korea University in 2017. During her time as an undergraduate, she was a student editor for The Asian Business Lawyer and edited 51 articles in six semiannual law journals. Hanna serves as Vice President of Professional Development for Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and as Vice President of Events and Programming for the International Law Society at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. This past summer, Hanna worked as a legal intern in the Seoul, South Korea Office of an international law firm.
Donna Scaffidi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, and a Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies in 2015. While she was an undergraduate, Donna received the 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston Student Leader of the Year award, 2015 Newman Civic Fellows award, Dean’s List award, and was nationally selected to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Donna was also selected to be an SEO Law Fellow the summer prior to commencing law school, where she worked at a law firm in New York. Donna is an active member of the Black Law Students Association, Latino Law Students Association, Outlaws, First Generation Law Students, and Women of Color Coalition at the University of Michigan Law School, as well as a 2017-2020 Point Foundation Scholarship recipient. Most recently, Donna was a summer associate in the New York office of an international law firm.