Student Diversity Fellow

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Stetson Law student Onyema Anene

Stetson Law student Onyema Anene graduates in December. Click for high-resolution image.

This month, Stetson University College of Law student Onyema M. Anene was named a 2009 Carlton Fields Diversity Fellow. Anene will spend an average of 200 hours this semester working on a variety of legal projects at Carlton Fields under the guidance of attorneys from all seven of the law firm’s locations.

“I am so grateful and honored to have been selected,” Anene said. “I look forward to the learning experiences, legal training, and great opportunities that this fellowship has to offer.”

Anene will graduate from Stetson in December 2009 with a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree. She plans to practice as a civil litigation attorney in her hometown of Atlanta, Ga. At Stetson, Anene has been student editor of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, a member of the trial team, a teaching fellow for the legal writing department, a teaching assistant in the Center for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, and a member of the Student Leadership Development Committee. She was an Equal Justice Works fellow in 2008-2009 and a recipient of the Judge Susan F. Schaeffer Scholarship for Leadership in 2009.

Carlton Fields created the Diversity Fellowship Program at Stetson Law in 2004 to help improve access to the practice of law in a large firm for students interested in the fellowship who experienced socioeconomic or cultural barriers to their legal education.

Carlton Fields also selected Stetson Law student Vilma Martinez, who graduated in May, as a fellow earlier this year.