McGuireWoods Baltimore summer associate Randall Ainsworth was featured in
the latest issue of
Maryland Carey Law Magazine as the inaugural recipient of the Cummings Scholarship.
Established to honor cherished alumnus U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the
scholarship will support law students at the University of Maryland Francis
King Carey School of Law who have an interest in public service and a
record of academic excellence.
According to the article, Ainsworth, a rising 2L, exemplifies the
scholarship criteria through his academic achievements and demonstrated
commitment to the Baltimore community.
In high school, he created a peer-to-peer mentoring program called Brother
to Brother, which helped minority students in his school succeed through
community service, peer-to-peer counseling, education and fostering a sense
of brotherhood. During college at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County, Ainsworth interned with now-retired Chief Judge Wanda Keyes Heard,
the first female chief judge of the Baltimore Circuit Court. He also worked
at the Center for Urban Families, establishing a curriculum for a
career-readiness and re-entry program for formerly incarcerated individuals
in Baltimore City. During his first year of law school, Ainsworth was
chosen as the 2020-21 Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition Best
Ainsworth told the publication that he chose to pursue his degree at
Maryland Carey Law because of the school’s work serving and empowering the
surrounding community. “Sometimes it’s the intangible things — the sense of
community that matters most,” he said.