Butler Rubin Selects Ngozi Osuji as its 2017 Diversity Scholar


University of Chicago Law Student Becomes 12th Recipient of Butler Rubin Scholarship

CHICAGO, January 30, 2017 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has awarded its annual diversity scholarship to University of Chicago Law School student Ngozi Osuji.  Osuji is the twelfth recipient of Butler Rubin’s annual scholarship focused on fostering diversity in the legal profession.

Osuji is currently a first-year law student and expects to receive her law degree in 2019. In addition to a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and other expenses associated with her first year of law school, she will work as a 2017 summer associate at Butler Rubin and she is eligible for an additional $10,000 scholarship for tuition and other expenses for her second year of law school.

“In choosing Ngozi for this scholarship, we recognize a talented individual with a great deal of potential as a lawyer. It is rewarding to us to identify talent like Ngozi and be able to help her make a difference in her career,” said Julie Rodriguez Aldort, a partner and member of Butler Rubin’s Associate Recruiting and Diversity Committees.

A 2015 summa cum laude graduate of Florida State University, Osuji received a B.S. in Political Science and Criminology.  While in college, Osuji served as an Intern Investigator for the Office of the Public Defender in Tallahassee, FL.  Following college, Osuji gained invaluable experience as an employment law and criminal defense paralegal.

Butler Rubin created the diversity scholarship program in 2005 to assist diverse students financially and to create employment opportunities for those students during their law school careers. Students are selected for the scholarship based on high levels of performance and achievement, a strong interest in the private practice of law in the area of business litigation, an intention to remain in the Chicago area following graduation, and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.  Butler Rubin selects one scholarship winner per year.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin assists clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law, class actions, defense of corporate directors and officers, labor and employment law, reinsurance, insurance, healthcare litigation, and insolvency.