Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of four second-year law students for use during their third year of law school (2011-2012). 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 30, 2010. 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. Recipients will be announced in the Spring of 2011. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Sub-Committee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

Application forms can also be found at: www.lw.com/diversity under the Diversity Scholars Program heading.