MABL Foundation Awards Scholarships to Law School Students
NOVEMBER 20, 2012—Four Law School students were awarded scholarships from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) Foundation at its Annual Scholarship Gala on November 10, 2012. Anthony J. Begon (’14) received the Pamela Alexander scholarship, Tammi Etheridge (’14) received the Michael J. Davis scholarship, and Edmond Ahadome (’13) and Melba Melton (’14) received MABL scholarships.
The annual gala, a benefit for the MABL Foundation to support its scholarships, was held at the Marriot West in Minneapolis. This year's theme was entitled "Dare to Dream, Strive to Succeed."
The keynote address was presented by civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar Michelle Alexander. She is the author of The New Jim Crow, and she served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she coordinated media advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building, and litigation.
Each year the MABL Foundation gives scholarships to talented students from Minnesota law schools who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their communities and the principles of MABL. The leading Minnesota minority bar association, MABL was formed to promote professional development of Minnesota's black lawyers, judges, and law students and to support the interests of black citizens in the legal profession and the judicial system across the state.