October 23, 2017
Global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Megan Cloud, a second-year student at Texas A&M University School of Law; Karl de la Roche, a second-year student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Min Jung (MJ) Koo, a second-year student at University of Michigan Law School; Jenae Ward, a second-year student at Vanderbilt University Law School; Kelsey Watkins, a second-year student at University of Virginia School of Law; and Eiwon (Erica) Yoon, a second-year student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, are winners of the Weil 2L Diversity $10,000 Fellowship awards.
The Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, announced in February 2012, supports the Firm’s overall commitment to diversity and is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at one of its U.S. offices. The program was open to current law students who have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2019, and who intend to practice law in a major city of the United States.
Megan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2005. After graduating, Megan worked as a clinical research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medicine in Philadelphia prior to becoming a stay-at-home mother to her three children. This past summer, Megan worked as a summer associate at a law firm in Dallas and as a research assistant for Professor Huyen Pham of Texas A&M School of Law, where she is currently working. Megan will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s Dallas office.
Karl received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 2012. During his time as an undergraduate, Karl was a learning and development summer intern at BNP Paribas in New York. After graduation, Karl worked as a Human Resources Rotation Program associate at Capital One Financial in McLean, Virginia and then as a North American language and culture assistant at the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in Spain. This past summer, Karl worked as a summer law clerk at the Office of the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. Karl will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.
MJ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with honors from Georgetown University in 2014. While she was an undergraduate, MJ conducted independent research on ethics and health care policies at Yale University and Hasting Center's Visiting Scholar program. After graduating, MJ worked as an intern for the Presidential Commission for Bioethics at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC and later worked full-time as a privacy analyst at a law firm in New York. This past summer, MJ worked as a summer associate with RBC Capital Markets, LLC’s Law Group in New York. MJ will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.
Jenae received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and international studies from Emory University in 2013 and a certification for teaching from Auburn University of Montgomery and Athens State University in 2015. While she was an undergraduate, Jenae studied in the International Human Rights Exchange Program at the University of Witwaterswand in Johannesburg, South Africa. While studying in South Africa, Jenae worked as a human rights action and planning development intern at the South African Human Rights Commission. Also while she was an undergraduate, Jenae worked as a legal intern at a law firm in Jackson, Mississippi. Upon graduation, Jenae joined Teach for America and worked as a teacher at Bellingrath Middle School in Montgomery, Alabama. Jenae worked as a legal intern at the Mississippi Center for Justice this past spring and as a summer associate with two law firms in Jackson, Mississippi this past summer. Jenae will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s Dallas office.
Kelsey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and African American and African studies with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2016. While she was an undergraduate, Kelsey worked as a research assistant at the University of Virginia Department of History, then as an advertising practices intern at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC and then as a policy intern at the Miller Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. After graduating, Kelsey worked as an SEO intern at a law firm in Washington, DC. This past summer, Kelsey worked as a legal intern with the Federal Communication Commission’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities. Kelsey will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.
Erica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies with a minor in history of art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. While she was an undergraduate, Erica worked as an intern with the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Education Department and later as an intern with General Electric Capital Real Estate in the Asset Management Division in Seoul, Korea. After graduating, Erica worked at IBM as a consultant before being promoted to senior consultant in New York and later as an international arbitration and litigation practice legal intern at a law firm in Seoul. This past summer, Erica worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable John Z. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Erica will join Weil as a 2018 summer associate in the Firm’s New York office.