Jadyn Lovelady ’26 Named First Recipient of the Jones Day Diversity Fellowship

Fascinated with human psychology and the law, incoming 1L Jadyn Lovelady ’26 planned to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist. She thoroughly enjoyed her work counseling youth in the juvenile justice system. But even as she was building trust with clients and helping them get on a better path in life, she realized she could make a bigger impact as a lawyer. 

Lovelady’s time working in the criminal justice system honed her ability to build rapport with people and channel her empathy to champion the needs of others. She also comes to Minnesota Law as a first-generation college and law student who is blazing her own trail to achieve her career goals. When Lovelady was named the first recipient of the Jones Day Diversity Fellowship, she was beyond thrilled to have the extra support and guidance.

This charitable contribution to the University of Minnesota Foundation provides a full tuition scholarship for three years of law school, plus mentorship from Jones Day attorneys throughout a student’s time at Minnesota Law. A global law firm, Jones Day partnered with Minnesota Law on its scholarship and fellowship to expand the pipeline of diverse lawyers.

Read more in a special advance story of the Fall 2023 issue of Minnesota Law magazine