Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Diversity Scholars Awards Open

October 17, 2011

Wendy Angel
Public Relations Coordinator
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
404-230-6724 Office
wangel@constangy.com

ATLANTA—Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP announces its annual Diversity Scholars Awards for law students. Applications are due November 21.         

In recognition of the many benefits of diversity, national labor and employment law firm presents its 2012 Diversity Scholars Awards program. The firm will award one $3,000 scholarship in each of three regions to deserving second-year law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.

To be eligible, applicants must be a second-year student enrolled in an accredited law school that is located in one of the following three (3) regions: Southern (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee); Mid-West/West Coast (Texas, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin) and Eastern (North Carolina, Virginia/Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Massachusetts).

Selection criteria will include students’ academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.7); commitment to diversity in the community, or in their school or work environment; and personal achievement in overcoming challenges to reach their goals.                         

For more information about selection criteria or to download an application, please visit www.constangy.com/firm-diversity.html. For questions about the application or the program, please contact Meg Zabijaka at mzabijaka@constangy.com.

All applications and supporting materials, including the applicant’s official sealed law school transcript, must be received on or before Monday, November 21, 2011.  Documents sent via facsimile, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted or considered.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in December, with awards presented in early 2012.           

Constangy, Brooks & Smith prides itself in its inclusive environment that values and utilizes the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The diversity of those who work for Constangy is one of its greatest strengths. The firm is a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award presented by the Georgia Diversity Program of the State Bar of Georgia, and maintains a Diversity Council comprised of attorneys from across its offices to address issues and promote diversity within the firm. The firm also sponsors and provides support to the annual State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program.

In addition, Constangy founded a Workplace Diversity Initiatives Practice Group in 2007, led by Managing Partner W. Randolph Loftis. This practice group focuses on providing practical and legal counsel, guidance and advice on workplace diversity issues related to, but not limited to, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age and disability.  The group also provides clients with innovative ways to help relay their diversity message through training, speakers, discussion forums and recruitment efforts.

About Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP:
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has counseled employers on labor and employment law matters, exclusively, since 1946. A “Go To” Law Firm in Corporate Counsel and Fortune Magazine, it represents Fortune 500 corporations and small companies across the country.  Its attorneys are consistently rated as top lawyers in their practice areas by sources such as Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, and the firm is top-ranked by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey.  More than 130 lawyers partner with clients to provide cost-effective legal services and sound preventive advice to enhance the employer-employee relationship.  Offices are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.constangy.com.