Butler Rubin Awards Annual Diversity
Scholarship to Eric White
Law Student Becomes 5th Recipient of Butler Rubin Scholarship
February 02, 2010 06:05 AM Eastern Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd
LLP has awarded its annual diversity scholarship to Northwestern University Law School student Eric L. White.
White is the fifth recipient of the scholarship Butler Rubin established in 2005 to foster diversity in the legal
White is currently a first-year law student at Northwestern University School of Law and expects to receive his law
degree in 2012. In addition to a $10,000 renewable scholarship for tuition and other expenses associated with law
school, White will work as a 2010 summer associate at Butler Rubin.
"Eric has shown outstanding leadership in his career as well as excellent academics and is the type of individual we
look for in our diversity scholarship recipient each year," said Karen M. Borg, partner in charge of Butler Rubin’s
A cum laude graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science, White worked as a teacher in
Charlotte , N.C. in the Teach for America program for two years before entering law school.
"We are a boutique law firm committed to diversity, and this scholarship gives us the opportunity every summer to
establish what we hope turns out to be a long-term relationship with a diverse law student," said Julie Rodriguez
Aldort, a partner at the firm and a member of the firm’s diversity committee.
Butler Rubin created the scholarship program 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 has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting
clients nationally and internationally in the core practice areas of reinsurance and commercial litigation, including
antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; business reorganization, bankruptcy and insolvency; class
action defense; and products liability and mass tort matters.
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