Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program to Albany Law School students, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students (Class of 2015 are eligible). Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:
• Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
• Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
• Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
• Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.
Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 3, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014.
This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.
Applications can also be found here.
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Professor Anthony Paul Farley has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2013 50 Under 50 list (To view Journal click: HERE): a catalog of the most influential minority law professors 50 years of age or younger. Professor Farley is the James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Albany Law School, specializing in constitutional law, criminal procedure and legal theory. He has lectured and published widely, with articles in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Yale Journal of Law & Humanities, the New York University Review of Law & Social Change, the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Race and Law and many others.
He is a member of the Society of American Law Teachers and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and previously served on the board for both organizations. Prior to joining Albany Law School, Professor Farley was a tenured member of the Boston College Law School faculty, where he taught for 16 years. He has also served as an assistant U.S. attorney with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and practiced law as a corporate/securities associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York City.
Professor Farley earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
The 162th commencement of Albany Law School will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, NY. See the graduation pictures from local newspapers, Times Union photo slide show on this link: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Albany-Law-School-4526555.php
Watch a live webcast of the ceremony beginning at 10am. Visit our website at www.albanylaw.edu for a weblink. Congratulations! We are very proud of your accomplishment. Congrats to the Class of 2013!
On April 18, 2013 the Albany Law School chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted their 4th Annual Alumni Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, NY. Many faculty, staff and alumni attended the event in which Professor Christian Sundquist delivered the keynote speech. Professor Donna Young, who has served as a faculty advisor to the Albany Law School BLSA chapter since the early 1990′s, received the prestigious John Higgins Award, for her dedication and support to BLSA throughout the years.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will soon launch their Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program. This program was established in 2009 as a part of the Firm’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity both at our Firm and in the legal profession as a whole. The Firm will offer three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson. Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.
To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of law school, (2) be a member of a group traditionally under-represented at large law firms; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Joint degree candidates must have successfully completed two years of a JD program.
Application Process and Deadline
Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 21, 2013. Once applications are being accepted, interested students may submit their application online and attach the below listed documents. A link to the application will be made available to your Career Services Office in just a few weeks.
- Personal statement explaining your interest in the scholarship program, how diversity has influenced your life, how it impacts the legal profession and any challenges you have to overcome (Single spaced, please limit to 500 words)
- Undergraduate transcript(s)
- Law school transcript (Including Fall and Spring semester grades
- Legal writing sample (Please limit to 10 pages)
- One written professional recommendation
Firm’s Webpage: www.bakerdonelson.com If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Hunt, Diversity Coordinator, at email@example.com or (615) 726-5567 OR Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 244-3833.