Cole Schotz Announces Recipient of 2019 Diversity Scholarship
October 1, 2019
Dallas, TX – October 1, 2019 –
Cole Schotz P.C. is pleased to announce Mónica Rodriguez as the recipient of the firm’s 2019 Diversity Scholarship. The award was presented to Ms. Rodriguez, a student at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law on October 1, 2019 at the law firm’s Dallas, Texas office.
While in law school she was selected among students nationwide as a Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellow which allowed her to advocate as a 1L for the inclusion of low-income communities in the recovery of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. She has also further promoted diversity in the legal profession through her involvement with the Hispanic Law Student Association and as a Communication Director for SMU’s Women in Law.
The one-time $5,000 scholarship is presented to a rising second-year, full-time law student. Candidates are considered based on their demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession, academic achievement, and involvement in community services.
“Mónica is extremely well-qualified to receive this year’s scholarship. She is a proven leader in promoting diversity, has achieved academic success, and will be a talented attorney,” said Wendy Berger, co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and member of the Real Estate Department. “In making our selection, we were particularly impressed with her interest in working to protect and empower low-income communities.”
Ms. Rodriguez graduated from SMU’s Cox School of Business as a member of the Tau Sigma National Honors Society, with a degree in Business Management.
Cole Schotz is committed to the advancement of diversity in the legal profession. In additional to the award of the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, the firm also works with the New Jersey Law Firm Group, a non-profit corporation made up of law firms, law schools, and public agencies, to promote inclusiveness and diversity in the legal profession.