Speaker Event with Professor
Professor Christopher Leslie will be presenting a talk
entitled "On Catch-22s, Tautologies, and Pretexts: The
Inherent Irrationality of Legal Arguments Against Gay
will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 3pm, in room C40.
Watkins Diversity Scholars - For 2Ls
& Watkins is 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 (2006-07). Factors considered in choosing the
Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidateís:
contribute to the diversity objectives of global law
overcoming any obstacles or challenges faced in
deciding to choose law as a profession,
leadership achievements, and
Desire to practice
in a global law firm environment.
be asked to submit an application form, personal
statement, resume and official or unofficial law school
transcript by December 1, 2005. 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 inaugural Latham Diversity Scholars
will be announced in spring 2006.
Diversity Scholars Program enhances Lathamís efforts to
recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys,
which include ongoing initiatives such as an annual
Diversity Weekend attended by law students receiving
offers from the firm and various outreach efforts by
Lathamís Diversity Hiring Sub-Committee.
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 e-mail
to law school administrators overseeing your student
life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and
minority affairs departments. Application forms can
also be found on our website at
Intern Opportunity Program
The JIOP is a
full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program
open to all first- or
second-year minority or financially disadvantaged law
students who want to do legal research and
writing for state or federal judges in
Miami, FL and Phoenix, AZ. For more information about the
program, please visit the
ABA Website, or contact
Gail Howard (312-988-6348).
application for the 2005-06 program is now available and
will be accepted starting November 1st. Applications must be
received by January 31, 2006 (postmark).
See also Handout #9 in the Career Services Office.