we go: Responding to the legal needs of Chicago immigrants
with HIV/AIDS -- Speaker Event Tuesday, November 22, 12
noon; room 570
The Lambdas are
co-sponsoring an event with Phi Alpha Delta entitled
"Learning as we go: Responding to the legal needs of Chicago
immigrants with HIV/AIDS." Our speaker is Ann Hilton Fisher,
the Executive Director of the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago.
The event takes place at noon, room 570.
All are welcome.
Ms. Fisherís Biography:
ANN HILTON FISHER has been the executive director of the
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago since 1997. The Council is the
only agency devoted solely to preserving and protecting the
rights of HIV-positive individuals in Illinois. Every year,
she and her staff represent more than a thousand low-income
residents in the Chicago area with AIDS and HIV on a wide
range of legal issues. Ann is a graduate of the University
of Michigan and Wayne State University and completed federal
clerkships in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Court
of Appeals for the 7th Circuit after receiving her J.D. For
the last 17 years Annís practice has been devoted solely to
the representation of poor people with disabilities.
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.