Bradley Selects Ole Miss Law Students as BYC Fellows

Firm News

Bradley is pleased to announce that University of Mississippi School of Law (Ole Miss Law) first year-students Jarius Colley and Kayla Powe have been selected for the Bessie Young Council (BYC) Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program at the firm. Mr. Colley and Ms. Powe will work as Bradley winter associates in the firm’s Jackson office.

Mr. Colley is involved with the Black Law Student Association and Government Law Student Association at Ole Miss. He earned his Bachelor of Agricultural Business from Alcorn State University, where he was a member of the Men’s Baseball Team. Since 2020, Mr. Colley has served as a summer intern in the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, assisting with legal research related to Medicaid fraud, sex trafficking operations and cybercrime.

Ms. Powe received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University’s Shackouls Honors College. As an undergrad student, she was a member of the President’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion, volunteered with the Brickfire Mentoring Program, served as a SPARK crew leader for the Office of Admissions, and was an undergraduate research assistant for the Department of Biology.

The mission of the BYC Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program is to aid the success of legal scholars by mentoring and financially supporting students with advanced life experiences who embody the pioneering spirit of Bessie Young, the first female graduate of Ole Miss Law.

Bradley is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce and culture, which is essential to the firm’s business strategies, professional ideals, and relationships with the clients and communities they serve. The firm’s efforts include hosting a summer intern program for minority college students and regularly organizing and participating in programs, seminars and panels aimed at increasing the participation of women and minorities in the legal profession.

For more information about Bradley’s diversity initiatives, visit