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November 21, 2005
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Event Details:

Learning as 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.

 

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 http://www.lw.com/recruiting/diversity.asp.

 

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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