As part of its commitment to diversity, the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., announces this year’s award of the firm’s $10,000 Diversity Scholarship. The firm has offered its resources to help promising young students beginning their law school education. Each year, Adler Pollock & Sheehan has pledged to award a scholarship to a minority student entering their first year of law school.
The 2011 Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship is being awarded to Jose Lopez. Jose received a B.A from Boston College in 2005 and a Masters of Education from Boston College in 2006. Jose is a Suffolk University Law student. He lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Jose is a Hispanic/Puerto-Rican, who grew up in the Bronx and attended New York City Public Schools. He attended Boston College and has become an integral part of the Boston community ever since. After obtaining his Masters in Education, Jose has been teaching Civics and American History in the Boston Public Schools in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Jose taught year round in the Curley School in Roxbury – one of the poorest, most diverse and challenging schools in the Boston Public School system.
The award was presented by John F.X. Lawler, partner in charge of Adler Pollock & Sheehan’s Boston Office, at a reception held at Suffolk Law School. Jose will be working as a summer associate in our Boston Office in 2012.
Developed as part of Adler Pollock & Sheehan’s Diversity Plan, the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a minority student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to attend law school and successfully enter the practice of law, with the ultimate goal of diversifying the legal profession as well as the firm. The financial needs of the applicant, as well as the applicant’s desire to work and reside in Massachusetts or Rhode Island (where the firm’s home office is located) upon graduation, are contributing factors in the selection.