Corporate Counsel Women of Color© Announces My Life As A Lawyer Scholarship Awards

Oct 28, 2021 11:02 AM ET


Corporate Counsel Women of Color© (CCWC), the leading advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession, is pleased to announce the 25 winners of its My Life as a Lawyer Scholarship Awards for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholarships support law students of color who display outstanding legal talent, as well as a strong commitment and dedication to serving their communities. A committee made up of attorneys from corporations and private law practices selected the winners.

The winners and the law schools they attend are:

  • Aaron J. McDuffieAmerican University Washington College of Law

  • Imani Zaphry Brooks, American University Washington College of Law

  • Renee Toney, University of Buffalo School of Law

  • Cindy VenturaUniversity of California, Irvine School of Law

  • Ching Huei (Phoebe) LiCardozo School of Law

  • Iqra MushtaqDePaul University College of Law

  • Keniece Gray, Georgetown Law 

  • Taylor McClainUniversity of Georgia School of Law

  • Corenza R. Jean, Howard University School of Law

  • Clara FryerUniversity of Maryland Carey School of Law

  • Wai-Lin DanieleyUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

  • Rochelle BallentyneNew York University School of Law

  • Fatmeh BasmaUniversity of North Carolina School of Law

  • Imani Johnson, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Anita Marks, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

  • Camera Elliott, University of Richmond School of Law 

  • Samira Barnes, Rutgers Law School 

  • Aliyyah MuhammadRutgers Law School

  • Detericka Chambers, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • Charles Graham, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • Lorraine Olutu, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • Tamsin WoolleyTexas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • Caresse DuruVermont Law School

  • Breanna Miller, Wake Forest University School of Law

  • Crandlyn Jackson, UCLA School of Law

The scholarship awardees will be recognized at CCWC's 18th Annual Career Strategies Conference in Atlanta in October 2022.  

Over the past 15 years, CCWC has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships through its My Life As A Lawyer program.  Interested students should visit the website - - for information on applying to the program for the 2022-23 academic year.

CCWC is an organization for Fortune 1000 female attorneys of color, led by Founder, President and CEO Laurie N. Robinson Haden. CCWC was founded to promote advancement and career success for women attorneys of color, as well as to advocate for all aspects of global diversity in the legal workplace and profession. In the past 17 years, CCWC has grown from a group of ten to 4,700 members worldwide all committed to developing initiatives to improve education and employment options for diverse individuals in the legal profession. 

Ms. Robinson Haden was recently honored with an Influential Businesswoman Award from Acquisition International.

Contact:  Laurie N. Robinson Haden - Founder,
President and CEO, Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: (646) 483-8041

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