MBA sponsors Leadership Scholarship at Top Women of Law

Issue December 2014 By Jason Scally

For the second straight year, the Massachusetts Bar Association sponsored the Leadership Scholarship at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women of Law. At the event on Oct. 23, MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian introduced scholarship recipient S. Mayumi Grigsby, a third-year law student at Northeastern University School of Law.

Grigsby recently served as the Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, travelling from Boston to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for legal research on international human rights litigation, submissions to the Human Rights Committee and cases involving gender-based violence in Haiti. She plans to pursue a career in public interest law after her graduation next spring.

Lawyers Weekly honored 61 women as Top Women of Law, and inducted six past winners into its Circle of Excellence. Kazarosian, herself a former Top Women of Law honoree, said at the event: "The MBA has a long history of supporting legal education in the commonwealth - including continuing legal education, which we now offer free to our members. That is why we are so proud to sponsor the Leadership Scholarship here at the Top Women of Law."