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.
Please feel free to share the attached overview and application with any individual law students who may be interested in applying. We also encourage you to forward this email to law school administrators overseeing your student life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and minority affairs departments. 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, 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!
Albany Law School has partnered with attorneys from Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, for the Diversity Attorney Mentor Program, in which Albany Law students are matched with practicing attorneys from their Albany, NY office to gain inside knowledge of specific legal fields, discuss career paths and seek out networking opportunities as the students begin the process of entering the job market in a law firm setting.
Led by Albany Law School Assistant Director of Admissions, Pershia Wilkins and Hiscock & Barclay Partner Lawrence Zimmerman, who handles all Diversity Iniatiatives for his firm’s Albany office, the Diversity Mentor Program pairs students with attorneys for three-month periods during the fall and spring semesters.
“We are very excited about this new program and this opportunity to interact with students from Albany Law School,” said Zimmerman. “We see this as a long term project that both our attorneys and the students will come to thoroughly enjoy and benefit from.”
Hiscock & Barclay LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service 200-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York state, as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.