The Louis L. Redding Scholarship is open to third year law students from an underrepresented group, currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, and planning to practice in Delaware and sit for the Delaware Bar in the summer of 2021.  


To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Be in good academic standing at his or her law school;

  • Provide a certified law school transcript;

  • Provide one letter of reference;

  • Provide a current resume; 

  • Provide a financial statement that details applicant's current sources of income and debt; and

  • Provide a brief statement (500 words or less) regarding the applicant's connection to Delaware and why he or she has chose to practice in the state of Delaware. 

2020 Louis L. Redding Scholarship Recipients

Nicholas Brock  

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Nicholas Brock is a graduating 3L public interest scholar at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law. He currently serves as a certified legal intern with Defender Association of Philadelphia – representing indigent defendant’s at preliminary hearing proceedings.


Prior to law school, Nicholas worked as the Legislative Aide to former Delaware Senate Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry and as the Chief Legislative Policy Advisor to Wilmington City Council during the 107th Legislative Session.


This coming September, Nicholas will serve as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Judge Arlene M. Coppadge of Delaware Family Court.

Vernon M. Vassallo

Vernon Vassallo

Vernon Vassallo is a first-generation college student from the Wilmington area and a graduating 3L at Delaware Law School. 

Vernon is passionate about giving back to his community and has  community-based events including Wills for Heroes, Habitat for Humanity, and youth advancement with the Bellefonte Lions Club. Additionally, as a law student, he serves on the executive board of multiple student organizations and honor societies, including being elected as the Vice President of Community Service for the Student Bar Association.

After graduation, Vernon will serve as a Judicial Law Clerk clerking to Judges Natalie J. Haskins and Felice G. Kerr of Delaware Family Court.