Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Awards Four 2013-14 Diversity Scholarships

Press Release, Awards & Recognition

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to award diversity scholarships to four law students for the 2013-14 year. The recipients are Kobi Ankumah, Stanley Blackmon, Rhojonda A. Debrow Cornett, and Jasmine Kelly.

Each student has completed a clerkship with the firm and will receive a $5,000 scholarship this school year. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ expanded diversity scholarship program was launched in 2011 as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity in the legal profession.

“We are pleased to help support the education of this talented group of law students,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Diversity is a priority for our firm, and the goal of the scholarship program is to further the education of well-qualified law students with diverse backgrounds.”

Mr. Ankumah is a recipient of the Arthur Davis Shores Scholarship at The University of Alabama (UA) School of Law, where he is a second-year student. His law school activities include the Business Law Society, Black Law Student Association (BLSA), and Farrah Law Society. Mr. Ankumah previously worked as an intern at a law firm in Birmingham and at the Tennessee governor’s office. He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Blackmon is a second-year student and member of BLSA at UA’s School of Law. He holds a B.S. from Mississippi State University (MSU), where he worked for the school’s Bagley College of Engineering as a lead counselor and mathematics tutor. Mr. Blackmon also worked in various capacities for MSU’s Office of Admissions and Scholarships and Department of Biological Sciences.

Ms. Debrow Cornett is the executive editor and managing board member of the Alabama Law Review at UA’s School of Law, where she is in her third year. She is a member of BLSA, the Intellectual Property Law and Antitrust Law Sections of the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Ms. Debrow Cornett was also a summer associate at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in 2012. She holds a B.A. from Emory University.

Ms. Kelly is a third-year student and member of BLSA at Wake Forest University School of Law. Her other law school activities include the American Association for Justice Trial Team. Her work experience includes serving as a guardian ad litem at a child advocacy clinic and internships at a law firm and the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, all in Virginia. Ms. Kelly received her B.S., summa cum laude, from Old Dominion University.