Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that it has awarded a scholarship to a first-year law school student (1L) as part of the firm's annual Diversity Scholarship Program.
Karthik Sekharan, a student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, has been awarded a $7,500 scholarship and a paid summer associate position at the firm's Rochester office this summer. Sekharan earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where he participated on the management team of the Cornell Annual Fund and served as editor-in-chief of the Sports, Inc. Magazine. Before starting law school, Sekharan worked as a paralegal at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP in Boston, MA.
“We take a great deal of pride in attracting top-level legal talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences to Upstate New York and providing opportunities for students to both further their pursuit of a legal career and to gain hands-on experience with our firm,” said Kimberly I. Shimomura, Harter Secrest & Emery’s Inclusion and Equity Committee Chair. “Karthik stood out among a very talented pool of candidates, and we look forward to having him as part of the Harter Secrest & Emery team this summer.”
Since 2005, Harter Secrest & Emery has awarded a scholarship annually to a first-year law student who fulfills the award's academic and professional criteria. Law students are selected on the basis of their academic record, work experience, and additional personal and professional attributes that evidence great promise for a successful career in the legal profession. Over the past decade, a number of scholarship winners have joined Harter Secrest & Emery after completing law school.