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October 24, 2005
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Event Details:

Speaker Event with Professor Christopher Leslie
Professor Christopher Leslie will be presenting a talk entitled "On Catch-22s, Tautologies, and Pretexts: The Inherent Irrationality of Legal Arguments Against Gay Rights."

This event will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 3pm, in room C40.

Latham Watkins Diversity Scholars - For 2Ls

Latham & 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:

  • Ability to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms,

  • Success in overcoming any obstacles or challenges faced in deciding to choose law as a profession,

  • Academic and/or leadership achievements, and

  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Scholars will 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.

The Latham 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.

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 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

Judicial 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 Illinois, Texas, Miami, FL and Phoenix, AZ. For more information about the program, please visit the ABA Website, or contact Gail Howard (312-988-6348). The 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.


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