Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Awards Annual Diversity Scholarships to Four Deserving Law Students in 2014

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that it has awarded $20,000 in diversity scholarships to four exceptional law students. The Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Diversity Scholarship promotes the education of well-qualified law students who reflect the diversity of the legal marketplace and who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Each scholarship includes a summer clerkship in one of the firm’s offices.

This year’s diversity scholarship recipients are:

Stanley Blackmon is a second-year law student at The University of Alabama School of Law, where he serves as the Articles Editor for the Alabama Law Review and is a Hugo L. Black Scholar. Mr. Blackmon earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University. He returns to the Birmingham office this summer for his second-year clerkship with the firm.

Monique A. Hannam is a second-year law student at Vanderbilt University Law School, where she is on the Dean’s List, winner of the Dean’s Leadership Award, and a Chancellor’s Law Scholar. She holds an LL.B. from the University of the West Indies, and is admitted to the Bar in Kingston, Jamaica. Ms. Hannam returns to the Nashville office this summer for her second-year clerkship with the firm.

Racquel B. Martin is a first-year law student at The University of Tennessee College of Law, where she is on the Dean’s list with highest honors. She has been actively involved with UT’s pro bono activities, including the Knoxville Legal Aid Advice Clinic, Street Law, the Immigration Clinic, and the Homeless Project. Ms. Martin holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and will clerk in the firm’s Nashville office.

Alicia Nicole Netterville is a second-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she has won multiple class awards and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council. Ms. Netterville holds a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.P.P.A. from Jackson State University. She will clerk in the firm’s Jackson office this summer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stanley and Monique back to the firm this summer and look forward to working with Racquel and Alicia,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Diversity has been a core value and guiding principle of our firm, and we believe it is important to contribute to the development and success of these deserving law students.”

In addition to the firm’s scholarship program, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings devotes significant resources to increasing diversity in its workforce. The firm hosts minority high school students as summer interns, and attorneys and staff regularly organize, host, and participate in programs, seminars, and panels aimed at increasing the participation of women and minorities in the legal profession. For more on diversity at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, please visit the BABC diversity web page.