September 29, 2021
Cadwalader has named the recipient of its inaugural Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to an outstanding second-year law student with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
As the inaugural 2L Diversity Scholar, Cornell Law School student Tori Salomani will join Cadwalader’s 2022 Summer Associate class for a 10-week fellowship. As part of the program, Salomani is eligible to receive a $15,000 scholarship upon the completion of her summer fellowship and acceptance of a full-time offer to join the firm as a first-year associate.
Cadwalader launched the scholarship to honor and build on the legacy of Catherine Noyes Lee, who was elected the firm’s first woman partner nearly 80 years ago while also becoming the first woman partner of a major Wall Street law firm.
“We are so pleased to select Tori as the inaugural recipient of our Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship,” said Aisha Greene, Cadwalader’s Director of Attorney Development and Training. “As a law school student, Tori has already demonstrated a strong and focused commitment to both her future legal career as well as working toward a more diverse legal industry for the benefit of her generation and those to follow.”
Salomani’s commitment to diversity is evidenced in her leadership role with Cornell’s Women of Color Collective and First Generation Student Association. “I am honored to carry on the legacy of strong, brilliant women at Cadwalader through the years as a Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship recipient. I am so excited to work with and learn from this inspiring and talented team,” she said.
More information on the scholarship program is available here.