Arnall Golden Gregory LLP would like to congratulate Carrington R. Carter II and Brandi Z. Burton, recipients of the AGG Excellence in Leadership Book Award. The award was established as a means to reach out to and support students interested in the practice of law and to demonstrate the Firm’s support of diversity and inclusion in the legal field. The annual award includes a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and is intended for two rising senior students, one from Morehouse College and one from Spelman College. Award recipients must be active community service volunteers, achieve outstanding academic achievement, participate in student leadership programs and demonstrate intent to pursue a legal career or interest in legal studies.
Carrington R. Carter II currently attends Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to graduate in 2011 with a degree in political science. After completing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Carter plans to attend law school and is interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law or real estate law. Mr. Carter comes from Fort Washington, MD, just outside Washington, D.C. He is involved in numerous school and community activities and organizations that demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to excellence, as well as vocational interests in law and government. He is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and is a scholarship recipient of the 100 Black Men Scholarship, the Signa Society of Scholars Scholarship and the Caesar Hill Washington D.C. Morehouse Alumni Endowed Scholarship. He has been listed on the Dean’s List since 2007. Additionally, Mr. Carter’s professional background includes working as a program clerk for the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.
Brandi Z. Burton attends Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the class of 2011 and will graduate with a degree in psychology. Miss Burton aspires to practice in the areas of public interest or family law, and is applying to several law schools, including the University of Chicago. Miss Burton has held numerous internships to expand her knowledge of professional services and the law. She has interned with law firm J.L. Johnson & Associates, Ken Hodges’ campaign for the office of Attorney General, and the Chicago Transit Authority. Her involvement in such organizations as the Beta Kappa Chi Honor’s Society, in which she served as Publicity Chair; the Morehouse/Spelman Law Society and the Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training (SWEPT) Program have provided valuable opportunities to explore interests and serve in leadership roles in both her school and local communities.