DENVER – University of Denver second-year law student Kensi Mays is recipient of the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Michael D. Nosler Scholarship for 2016.
The Michael D. Nosler scholarship was established in 2006 to honor past managing partner Mike Nosler, who was committed to diversity in the legal profession and supported the firm’s commitment to making the legal profession more diverse, inclusive and reflective of the communities it serves.
The Michael D. Nosler Scholarship is awarded annually to a talented and diverse second-year law student from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law or the University of Colorado School of Law. Additionally, the scholarship program provides a unique learning experience that develops and enhances the recipient’s legal writing skills and provides exposure to the private law firm environment and the real-world practice of law.
As a second-year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Mays will complete a paid clerkship this semester in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Denver office, and upon completing the clerkship, she will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for her third year of law school.
Mays is president and secretary of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at DU, and works with the Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness and the Career Development and Opportunities Office to promote and encourage diversity in judicial internships and clerkships among students and graduates. She also volunteers with the Denver Urban Debate League and Partners for Mentoring Youth, emphasizing her interested in nurturing academic, personal and professional development primarily for disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
“Kensi is a great addition to our team at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. She is not only smart and motivated, but also embodies the principles of professionalism and commitment to improving the legal profession that are at the heart of the Nosler Scholarship,” noted Tami Goodlette, a partner and member of the firm’s the Diversity Committee.
Mays earned her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Colorado State University, where she was on the Dean’s List, received the Academic Achievement Award, served as secretary of the Black Student Alliance, volunteered with Project Progress and Sisters Involved in the Community, and a member of the CSU track team.