Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15

Milbank Diversity Scholarship
~Members of the Class of 2016 are encouraged to apply.   

Milbank Diversity Scholars receive a $25,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.  Factors considered in the selection of Milbank Diversity Scholars include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a sincere interest in our practice. To be named a Milbank Diversity Scholar, candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

What is the application deadline and what information must be submitted?

Applications must be received between June 1st and August 15th. Interested students must submit a current resume, law school transcript and essay via our on-line application system by clicking here.

Read the FAQs for more information on the Diversity Scholars Program.

Ethnic Markets in the Capital District

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Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014

Dignity, Equality and Security
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala
Hilton New York- Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Honorees include: Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife, and American Express, represented by Paul Fabara, Executive Vice President, Global Credit Administration.

To purchase tickets or sponsor a table contact, Phone: 212-739-7585

Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer

Albany Law School‘s Professor Michael Hutter successfully argued on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer, with the potential to impact many other volunteers, in the Matter of Hazan before the Appellate Division, Third Department, resulting in a unanimous decision last week that could expand the availability of medical compensation for more volunteers who rushed to help during the crisis.

Previously, many volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center were not covered if they were not “serving under the direction of an authorized rescue entity or volunteer agency.” Professor Hutter took on the case pro bono through the New York State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Appeals Program for the Third Department.  The ruling was featured in a front-page article by the New York Law Journal.   “This is the first time that an appeals court has come forward with a decision on this issue,” said Professor Hutter in the New York Law Journal. “I suspect that a lot of people may have decided to not pursue a claim because they could not show that they worked for a sponsoring agency. Clearly, there are a lot of people who are going to be impacted by this.”

NYC Event: PALS Annual Mock Interview Workshop for law students of color

Scheduled for: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Hosted by the New York City Bar
42 West 44th Street  (Between 5th  & 6th Avenues), RSVP 

Come and learn how to present yourself at an interview in the most effective and successful manner. This workshop is designed to help law students of color prepare for the fall 2014 recruiting season by identifying key factors legal employers look and listen for during interviews for positions as summer associates, interns and clerks. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two mock interviews and receive critical feedback from practicing attorneys on their interviewing skills. Click here to register: 

Tuesday, June 17 at 7pm (NYC): Rooftop Summer Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 7:00pm
Location: 410 West 53rd Street, NYC

The Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) will be hosting a Rooftop Summer Networking Reception at on June 17, 2014 at 7pm. More information and RSVP information will soon be available at:

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: Apply to this (paid) Fall 2014 ACBA Diversity Internship Program (Multiple large Albany firms are participating).

The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) presents its Fall 2014 Diversity Internship Program with a semester stipend of $1,800.
~ To apply, log on to our Career Center’s CSM webpage and apply ASAP.
Application Deadline is: August 1, 2014

Selected interns will have the opportunity to work during the Fall 2014 Semester with some of the following large Albany based law firms:  Bond Schoeneck & King; Nixon Peabody LLPCarter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird; Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP and Pitney Bowes, Inc.  Continue reading

Join Us: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion LinkedIn Group

The  New York City Bar Association’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to join their LinkedIn group, where they will be posting upcoming events and discussions related to their Diversity efforts. You may join at the following link:

~Any questions about these events or the Office for Diversity and Inclusion can be directed to:
Ms. Gabrielle Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at (212) 382-6713 or
Ms. Clare Plunkett, Assistant to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, at (212) 382-6772 or