University of Pittsburgh School of Law student Sandrine Gibbons has been awarded the inaugural Dickie McCamey Diversity Scholarship, the law firm announced today.
“I am so grateful that Dickie McCamey selected me for this award,” said Ms. Gibbons. “I decided to study law in order to serve my community and contribute to a more equitable society. This scholarship has validated these aspirations and reinforced my commitment to public interest work.”
Ms. Gibbons was born in Saudi Arabia and lived in the Philippines before moving to Wilkes-Barre, PA. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated summa cum laude, earning a Classics and Philosophy Bachelor of Arts degree. She is currently a Juris Doctor candidate in 2023 and will join Dickie McCamey next summer as a paid law clerk.
“Our firm has a steadfast commitment to provide an opportunity for the next generation of legal professionals,” said Christopher T. Lee, Managing Attorney of the Pittsburgh office of Dickie McCamey. “We believe Ms. Gibbons possesses the exemplary qualities that our profession deserves and requires.”
The annual scholarship and clerkship, announced last spring, is awarded to a second-year student from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Dickie McCamey has pledged $50,000 to the university for the next five years to fund the scholarship.
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote. It reflects our shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity and the critical importance of diversifying the legal profession,” said Pitt Law Dean Amy J. Wildermuth. “The scholarship provides our students with an incredible opportunity to learn and to develop as a legal professional, and we are grateful for all that Dickie McCamey does to make the experience a special one.”
Dickie McCamey, a national, full-service law firm, currently employs 43 attorneys who have earned their Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.