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Indiana University Maurer Law Student Katherine Bingaman Receives Barnes & Thornburg Diversity Scholarship

March 15, 2022 South Bend

SOUTH BEND – Katherine Bingaman, a first-year law student at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, is the 2022 recipient of Barnes & Thornburg’s 1L Diversity Scholarship. Bingaman will be a summer associate in the South Bend office in 2022. 

“It is an incredible honor to be selected as the recipient of the Barnes & Thornburg South Bend 1L Diversity Scholarship. Barnes & Thornburg is truly a one-of-a-kind law firm that centers on innovation, community, and maintaining a value-driven spirit,” said Bingaman. “The firm is filled with legal professionals who truly care about promoting initiatives that support diversity and inclusion. Throughout the interview process, every attorney I have met with at Barnes & Thornburg has been incredibly welcoming. I am eager to spend my summer in the South Bend office with my fellow summer associates and everyone in the office.”

Bingaman is active in law school as a member of the Feminist Law Forum, Women’s Law Caucus and Public Interest Law Foundation, and a volunteer for the Inmate Legal Assistance Program and Protective Order Project. She also is an Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellow. A graduate of Purdue University, Bingaman was secretary of Pi Sigma Alpha honor society and active in the Pre-Law Club and Purdue student government.  

“We are very excited for Kat to join us this summer,” said Timothy A. Emerick, the firm’s South Bend hiring partner. “Her impressive academic credentials coupled with her life experience will make her a great addition to our team. As a fellow of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity, she will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the practice of the law.”

The scholarship is open to first-year law students with a demonstrated commitment to positive change on the diversity, inclusion and equity front and to contributing meaningfully to the DEI goals of Barnes & Thornburg and the legal profession. 

“We are excited to have Kat be part of our 1L Diversity Scholarship program, which has a long-standing history of attracting and promoting the retention of amazing diverse talent. Kat’s experiences and achievements will have a positive impact on her work with us,” Dawn R. Rosemond, the firm’s diversity partner.

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.

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