McGlinchey Stafford has awarded LSU Law student Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship award, an honor given each year to a first year law student. Reed was chosen for the award because of her high academic honors and her dedication to the law. She is a member of the Black Law Student Association, the Public Interest Law Society, and has worked as a legal advocate with the Iris Domestic Violence Center.
A native of Austin, Texas, Reed is a graduate of LSU A&M where she majored in Political Science. While in college, Reed was on the Dean’s list, named a National Black Scholar and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six week paid summer associate position in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. As the 2014 Diversity Fellow, Reed will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Retreat which brings together diverse law students from around the country to learn about interview skills, transitioning from law school into practice, and the state of diversity in the legal profession. The program also focuses on the value of networking, building relationships and interacting with general counsel and managing partners of the LCLD member organizations nationwide.