MWH Law Group is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship and congratulates Noemi Reyes on impressing the judges with her authentic understanding of the challenges faced by many marginalized communities in America’s legal system.
“Noemi’s essay demonstrated the combination of empathy, pragmatism, and fearlessness we want to see in future generations of lawyers,” said Kerrie Murphy, Managing Partner of MWH Law Group. “She shows incredible promise, and we wish her well as she begins her legal studies at Marquette University Law School.”
A former victim advocate intern with the state attorney’s office, Noemi already has firsthand experience, not only with court appearances, depositions, and trials, but also how the lack of minority attorney representation can negatively impact truly equal access to justice. Noemi plans to use her future law degree to serve Spanish speakers, the Latinx community, and undocumented people through compassionate client representation and proactive policy work.
“As a lawyer, I hope to be more than a translator,” said Noemi in her essay. “I hope to be a bridge – someone who brings people the resolutions they seek while serving as a strong support along the way.”
Noemi currently holds a B.S. in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. In Fall 2022, she will enter Marquette University Law School and plans to take courses in immigration, policy making, and international human rights.
“We are thrilled to see the caliber of diverse applicants choosing the law as their future careers,” said Emery Harlan, Equity Partner of MWH Law Group and co-founder of NAMWOLF, “and we look forward to watching how they improve the world simply by having a strong voice and lending it to those who have yet to find their own.”
To read the full version of Noemi’s essay, please click here.
To learn more about MWH Law Group’s annual Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, please click here.