Cole Schotz Announces Recipient of 2020 Diversity Scholarship

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Cole Schotz P.C. is pleased to announce Rutgers Law School student Bryan Medina as the recipient of the firm’s 2020 Diversity Scholarship.

Each year, Cole Schotz recognizes the achievements of a rising second-year, full-time law student by presenting a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Candidates are considered based on their demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession, academic achievement, and involvement in community services.

Mr. Medina was inspired to pursue a law degree after five years working with the Latino Commission on AIDS, a non-profit organization that provides healthcare services to LGBTQ immigrants. Following his first year of law school, he continued to give back by interning with the New York State Division of Human Rights to expand his understanding of human rights law and to help combat the discrimination faced by marginalized groups. He plans to use his combined experiences to ensure justice for the most vulnerable members of society and help to combat employment discrimination.

Mr. Medina graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Russian language, and also earned a Master of Science from Baruch College in industrial and organizational psychology.

“Bryan’s proven work in the community and efforts to promote equality make him extremely well-qualified to receive this year’s scholarship,” said Wendy Berger, co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and member of the Real Estate Department. “In making our selection, Bryan’s interest in tackling discrimination and promoting equal access to employment opportunities stood out to us.”

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.

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