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Harter Secrest & Emery awards scholarships

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP has awarded $250 scholarships to seven area high school students as part of its commitment to the School Without Walls Academy of Law and Justice.

Winning students for the spring program were Jatoy’ria Miller, who interned at the Law Library of the Seventh Judicial District; Alicia Volkmar, Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; and Dyquan Brown-Wilkinson, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Scholarships are awarded twice a year.

All are students at the School Without Walls who have expressed an interest in the law as a possible career path.

HSE’s commitment to the Academy of Law and Justice program was initiated by its Diversity Committee in 2002 as a way to support minority high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in law. The program is led by Jack Hurley, a teacher at SWW.

Students are selected based on their applications, interests and references and are then assigned a 30-hour internship in the local legal community.

“We are very proactive in reaching out to diverse law students, undergraduates and even high school students interested in careers in the law, in hopes that they may consider joining our firm in the future,” said Maureen T. Alston, managing partner.