McGlinchey Stafford PLLC has awarded LSU Law student Kenneth Barnes the 2013 1L Diversity Fellowship, a distinguished honor given to a first-year law student. Barnes was selected from more than 50 applicants because of his proven leadership skills and excellent academic track record. Barnes currently serves as the 1L Class President.
The 2013 Diversity Fellowship includes a six week paid summer associate position in the firm’s New Orleans office, a $5,000 scholarship, and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. As the 2013 Diversity Fellow, Mr. Barnes will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Retreat, which brings together diverse law students from around the country to learn about interview skills, how to transition from law school into practice, the state of diversity in the legal profession, and the value of networking. The retreat is meant to build relationships among one another and to interact with general counsel and managing partners of the LCLD member organizations nationwide.