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Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program


Deadline Date: Sep 26th, 2014
Posted Date: Sep 26th, 2011



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 2017, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.


Latham Diversity Scholars will receive a gift of $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for their second year of law school (2014 - 2015). This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham & Watkins. We awarded four scholarships each in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2012, we expanded our scholarship to include six diversity scholars. In 2015, we anticipate naming six scholars as well.


To be considered for the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, please complete and submit an application form, resume, unofficial or official law school transcript and personal statement to Latham & Watkins. The application process is open to law students who meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Applications must be received by September 26, 2014. A selection panel of attorneys will evaluate all applications, considering such factors as academic achievement, work experience and overall commitment to diversity, and interview the scholarship finalists in late 2014. The scholarship recipients will be publicly announced in early 2015. Late or incomplete applications may be reviewed at the discretion of the selection panel.

Your complete application package must include the following items:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
  • Personal Statement (no more than 500 words)
Contact Information
Latham & Watkins LLP 
c/o  Elizabeth A. Krichmar 
650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor 
Costa Mesa, CA

Phone: (714) 540-1235 
Email: elizabeth.krichmar@lw.com 
Website:  http://www.lw.com/diversityScholars

Online Application: http://www.lw.com/diversityScholars