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Indiana University Student Awarded Varnum Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

January 22, 2013

Varnum is pleased to announce the 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship has been awarded to incoming summer associate Sherry Lin.

This is the second year Varnum has awarded the Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship. The fellowship provides encouragement and financial assistance to law students who embody a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and/or their community.

Second year law students with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3 are eligible for this Fellowship. Additionally, the recipient must demonstrate a significant commitment to issues of ethnic racial diversity and inclusion. The last condition for inclusion requires the recipient to have received and accepted an offer to participate in Varnum's 2013 summer associate program.

Lin is a second year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she is a E.W. Kitner Scholar, received the Scribe Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and competed in the 2012 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Her commitment to diversity is evident by her extracurricular involvement as an International Peer Group Leader for international students, her membership in the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and her contributions to the Journal of Law and Social Equality.

Sherry Lin came to the U.S. from a small village outside of Shanghai, China at the age of six. She and her mother received a great deal of support from the community as they were trying to get settled in the United States. "Because I could not have accomplished my goals without the generosity and support of others, it has been my goal to promote diversity and inclusion in my school, in my career, and in my life," Lin stated. Lin will begin her fellowship at Varnum in May of 2013.

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