Nelson Mullins Awards Diversity Scholarship to UGA Law Student

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has awarded a Diversity Scholarship to Sydney Hamer, a law student at the University of Georgia School of Law. Hamer will receive a $10,000 scholarship and salaried summer 2019 position.

A second-year law student, Hamer will work in the Charleston, S.C. office. Hamer grew up all over the United States as the daughter of a naval officer. She earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Clemson University. At Georgia Law, Hamer is an active member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, is a Dean’s Ambassador, and is an active member of the Black Law Students Association. Hamer volunteers as a court-appointed special advocate in Athens, Ga., working closely with foster children in the legal system. Hamer has also worked to provide legal aid to veterans in Georgia by participating in the Veterans Legal Clinic at Georgia Law.

The Nelson Mullins Diversity Scholarship Program is open to second-year law students and is primarily designed to increase the number of diverse law students interested in summer and long-term employment with the firm.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to

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