Second-year University of Tennessee College of Law student Kelsey Morgan has been named a 2020 recipient of the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship.
In her position as a summer associate, she will work in the firm’s Nashville office. Two additional scholarship recipients will work in the firm’s Houston and Memphis offices.
Morgan was selected from a pool of 118 applicants who attend 52 law schools across the country. The scholarship is awarded annually to diverse law school students who have completed their first year of law school. Each recipient receives a salaried second-year summer associate position in one of the firm’s 21 offices. Upon completion of the summer associate position, the firm also awards each recipient a $10,000 scholarship.
Mark Baugh, chair of Baker Donelson’s diversity committee, said he looks forward to welcoming Morgan as part of the firm’s continuing commitment to achieving diversity in our profession.
There is “ongoing need for programs that address the challenges facing minorities and women who desire to be a part of the legal profession,” he said. “We’re very proud of the role our firm has played since the founding of our diversity scholarship in helping these deserving students pursue a career in law.”