PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2023—Thomas R. Kline School of Law Duquesne University student, Ana Guerrero, is the recipient of the 2023 Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship, awarded to an incoming first-year, diverse student at the University’s School of Law. Ms. Guerrero, an incoming first-year law student at Thomas R. Kline School of Law Duquesne University, was selected from a competitive pool of qualified applicants.
“We are extremely pleased to support Ana on her legal journey through, not only funding, but practical work experience and mentoring”, said Mary-Jo Rebelo, Chief Executive Officer. “The purpose for creating this scholarship at Duquesne’s Kline School of Law is to enhance diversity in the legal profession by extending academic and practical opportunities to deserving candidates belonging to underrepresented groups to promote a more inclusive and varied legal community. Ana is a deserving candidate that embodies the spirit of this award.”
“We are so grateful that Burns White provides the Diversity in the Law Scholarship. Ana is a stellar student and a deserving recipient. I am excited for this opportunity for her and for her bright future,” said April Barton, Dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law Duquesne University.
The annual Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship is awarded to a qualified candidate who adds diversity to the incoming class, and includes a paid summer clerkship at the firm following the successful completion of the recipient’s second year of law school. In addition, a mentor from Burns White will work with Ms. Guerrero for the duration of her legal education.
“Celebrating diversity in the legal field means recognizing the invaluable contributions of individuals from all walks of life. The Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship does just that. As an immigrant and a Latina, receiving this scholarship is not only an incredible honor, but it also represents a milestone in my journey towards achieving my dreams. This scholarship has given me the opportunity and mentorship to pursue my passion for law and make a meaningful impact in my community, and for that, I am eternally grateful,” said Ana Guerrero.
About Burns White
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About Thomas R. Kline School of Law Duquesne University
Since our Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University was founded, the focus has been clear: to provide a law education firmly rooted in justice and the pursuit of the truth. The goal has always been to serve others through delivering knowledge with integrity, justice, and by paving the way for the advancement of all people. www.duq.edu/law