The Kullman Firm announces law school scholarship for Dillard alums
Pre-Law Program advisor Adria Kimbrough, Esq. Photo: Sabree Hill.
For Immediate Release
July 1, 2020
NEW ORLEANS – The Kullman Firm has announced that it will provide a $10,000 scholarship for a Dillard University alum who attends a Louisiana law school. In the firm’s 2020 equality statement, that was released after the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the firm shared the following: “The events of recent weeks have involved great tragedy and turmoil within our country and several of the cities where we maintain offices. The horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others have heralded the calls for action, for change, and for the recognition and elimination of deeply rooted problems and inequities within our country. The Kullman Firm is committed to and fully supports all efforts to achieve equality and a safe and just environment for all members of our society.”
In previous years, the firm has collaborated with Dillard to sponsor and participate in a program for students of color entering law school at Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Southern University and Tulane University in order to expand the pipeline of talent in the legal profession and to help prepare the students for academic success in law school. This collaborative effort will be named after the Kullman Firm’s recently deceased law partner, Henry P. Julien, II. Julien was deeply committed to the advancement of civil rights and equality. More importantly, he demonstrated his commitment throughout his career by fighting for the end of racial discrimination and barriers which unfairly impeded the ability of African Americans to advance and prosper.
“At this moment in our nation’s history, when we have all been called to not only speak but to act, I am honored, proud, and grateful that The Kullman Firm has created this scholarship to support Dillard University students,” Mrs. Adria Kimbrough, Esq., Dillard’s pre-law advisor shared in a statement. “As lawyers, we are officers of the court and have a unique responsibility to not only advocate for racial justice, but to lead that charge. We are grateful for The Kullman Firm’s leadership. Dillard University has been committed to preparing the next generation of diverse attorneys who will increase access to justice and change the world for the better. I invite the entire legal community to learn more about the work we are doing at Dillard and to support our efforts. ”
Dillard University’s Pre-Law program is nationally recognized and one of the leading programs in the HBCU consortium. Its Mock Trial Team was founded in 2016 and is a member of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA); Dillard University Pre-Law Advisor Adria Kimbrough, local attorney Roman Griffith, and Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge, the Honorable Kern Reese, serve as coaches for the Mock Trial team. In 2018, Dillard’s Pre-Law program was awarded the AccessLex Institute Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant, which funds programs that provide students from historically underrepresented groups with resources to aid them in successful matriculation into law school and the legal profession. Dillard is the only undergraduate institution in the nation, and the only Historically Black University in the nation to be awarded a grant through this program.
Dillard University, located in New Orleans at 2601 Gentilly Blvd., is a private four-year liberal arts historically black institution with a history dating back to 1869. For more information, please visit www.dillard.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook @DU1869 and Instagram: Dillard