April 1, 2018 – The Pearce Law Firm, P.C awarded the 2017 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Jennifer Barrow from Riverdale, Florida. Jennifer is attending Harvard Law School. The 3rd annual scholarship award is given to a women law student who has shown leadership and academic success.
Edith Pearce, a nationally recognized Philadelphia personal injury lawyer created the scholarship to inspire and recognize the next generation of women leaders in the law. Edith Pearce awarded the scholarship remotely this year as Ms. Barrow is from Florida and is attending Harvard Law School in Massachusetts. Jennifer Barrow graduated from West Point, the United States Military Academy. After graduation from West Point, Ms. Barrow was commissioned as Lieutenant Barrow, as a military intelligence officer. Over the course of the next seven years, Ms. Barrow earned the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal in her deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Ms. Pearce commented, “Jennifer has shown her leadership and service to this country along with her academic success of being accepted to Harvard Law School as a transfer after one year at the University of Florida Law School.” In awarding the $1,500 scholarship, Ms. Pearce stated, “The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Jennifer Barrow for 2017.” Applications for the 2018 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship are being accepted until May 31, 2018. More information is available on The Pearce Law Firm’s website.
The Pearce Law Firm is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Its founder, Edith Pearce, is a highly sought after trial attorney who has received numerous awards including being named to Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 9 times by Philadelphia Magazine, and a Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Pearce Law Firm is one of the few personal injury law firms in Philadelphia founded and owned exclusively by a female lawyer.