Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Latham & Watkins LLP Diversity Scholar Program

Latham & Watkins LLP's Diversity Scholars Program awards 6 law students at ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for use during their second year of law school.  Started in 2005, the Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms and intend to practice law in the United States.  Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include motivation for pursuing a legal career, academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.  The process is open to all law students at ABA-accredited law schools who have completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline. The scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham & Watkins LLP.

Candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by June 15, 2012Recipients will be announced in late summer 2012.  Application forms and more information on the program can be found by clicking here.