McGuireWoods Summer Associate Randall Ainsworth Receives Cummings Scholarship

May 20, 2021

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 Advocate.

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.

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