Groom Law Group participates with corporate counsel and other law firms to support the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program (“LMJ Scholarship Program”). The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding scholarships to newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each year, our managing principal and other members of a selection committee select law students to receive a $10,000 per year scholarship for three years of law school.
Since 2006, we have funded a Groom Law Group Scholar under the LMJ Scholarship Program. Our current Scholar attends Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh. She is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton, N.Y. She is the first Native American woman to receive a degree from the University of Oxford as well as the first Shinnecock to graduate from Harvard University. She has also served as a youth leader within the United American Indians of Delaware Valley in Philadelphia and was the executive co-president of a national Native Youth Organization called UNITY. She hopes to become an indigenous legal expert because she feels it is “important for Tribal Nations to have access to lawyers who understand their cultural values, laws, and the dynamics of tribal sovereignty.”