Duquesne University School of Law student, Marvi Wahla, is the recipient of the 2019 Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship, awarded to a first-year, diverse student at the University’s School of Law. Ms. Wahla, a graduate of George Mason University, was selected from a competitive pool of qualified applicants.
“We established this scholarship at Duquesne University to provide academic and real-world opportunities to deserving individuals in underrepresented groups in an effort to diversify the composition of the legal profession,” noted David White, Executive Committee Member. “Marvi stood out as an extremely qualified candidate who has the potential to make a big difference, and we are extremely pleased to support her in achieving her legal aspirations through, not only funding, but practical work experience and mentoring.” Duquesne University School of Law dean, April Barton, said, “We are so proud of Marvi, and most grateful to Burns White. This scholarship represents who we are at Duquesne, and captures the spirit of community so critical to a law student’s success.”
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. Wahla for the duration of her legal education.
“The Diversity in the Law Scholarship will provide me with the financial, academic and professional support to achieve my goal of becoming an attorney who can help others by focusing on civil and minority rights,” said Ms. Wahla. “I am grateful to Burns White for this opportunity, and am eager to start my law school career at Duquesne University.”