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Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Deadline: September 26, 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.

To become a Latham Diversity Scholar, you must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States. You must have successfully completed your first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline, with an expected graduation date of spring 2016, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.

Applicants should discuss how you will contribute to diversity in the legal profession generally, including (to the extent applicable) such factors as:

  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms
  • Life experiences that have shaped your values and that provide you with a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges you overcame in choosing or pursuing law as a profession
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements
  • 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. In 2015, we anticipate naming six scholars. Recipients will be announced in early 2015.

Award: $10,000 non-renewable scholarship.