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Dimensions of Diversity

"We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives." Mahnaz Afkhami

This blog will act as a hub for events and information pertaining to particular affinity groups. Here, you will find various conferences, job fairs, and networking opportunities.  Additionally, you will find postings and articles that describe unique issues facing sub-groups within our society. 

DIVERSITY includes but is not limited to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, diversity inludes each and every one of us because we are all unique.

 “We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.” Mahnaz Afkhami

9th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for

Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

  • Friday, August 9, 2013
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
  • 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Washington DC / Arlington

 We invite you to join us to interview returning Fall 2012 law students and lawyers with disabilities from law schools across the country!   Employers will be able to prescreen all applicant materials via an email link sent by the IMPACT coordinators. 


(Employer Registration Deadline – Thursday, July 11, 2013)

(Student/Graduate Registration Deadline – Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:59 pm)

FCSL Alumni Chapter Events: Summer Send Off


  • Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30:  Charlotte Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at the Icehouse.
  • Thursday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m.: Orlando Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at TAPS.
  • Wednesday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m.: Tampa Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Brio.
  • Saturday, July 20 from 4-6 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Sandy Springs.
  • Tuesday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m.: Pensacola Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grill.
  • Wednesday, July 28 from 6-8 p.m.: Tallahassee Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval.

WALRAA- Summer in the Capital ~ Fall Preview


“Summer in the Capital” Fall Preview Event

The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2015) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  This will be a great opportunity for employers and students to network before the start of the fall recruitment season. Employers who are not a member of WALRAA are welcome to register.

  • Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW

Interested employers should register using the following link:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPFX7PB
Interested students should register using the following link:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/92GGD33 

*All employer registrations and student RSVPs must be received by Monday, June 3, 2013.  A confirmation email with additional details will be sent in advance of the event.

For more information on the “Summer in the Capital” event, please contact our WALRAA Diversity Committee Co-Chairs at walraadiversity@gmail.com.  Additional contact information can be found on our Committees page.

National Black Prosecutors Association 30th Annual Conference & Job Fair


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NBPA Conference & Job Fair Registration is Open!

Please click here to register for the conference and/or job fair.

Please click here to sign up for NBPA Membership. 

  • Conference Dates:  July 14-20, 2013

  • Job Fair:   July 16, 2013

  • Location:  Rosen Shingle Creek (Orlando, Florida)

For more information on Rosen Shingle Creek please click here.

 Click NBPA for additional information.

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program 



Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:

  •  Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 3, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014.

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 Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

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 email to law school administrators overseeing your student life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and minority affairs departments. Applications can also be found here.

 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Mohammed A. Al-Sheikh. In Qatar, Latham & Watkins LLP is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. © Copyright 2012 Latham & Watkins. All Rights Reserved.


Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

The 9th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 9-10, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.


The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City’s leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.


The HDLJF will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  It will kick off with an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, August 9th at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  The Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast, interviewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a luncheon at which participants will be greeted and addressed by a special Keynote Speaker.


Please register as soon as possible.  Students who register before May 24th will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes.  The final deadline for registering is June 22, 2013.

Click Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair for more information.


If you registered for SEMJF in April, you should have received a username and password for SEMJF Symplicity. As a registrant, you are now able to view the list of employers and apply for job opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will soon launch their Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program.  This program was established in 2009 as a part of the Firm’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity both at our Firm and in the legal profession as a whole.  The Firm will offer three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson.  Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.

Selection Criteria

To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must:  (1) have completed their first year of law school, (2) be a member of a group traditionally under-represented at large law firms; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School.  Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.  Joint degree candidates must have successfully completed two years of a JD program.

Application Process and Deadline

Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 21, 2013.  Once applications are being accepted, interested students may submit their application online and attach the below listed documents.  A link to the application will be made available to your Career Services Office in just a few weeks.

  •        Resume
  •        Personal statement explaining your interest in the scholarship program, how diversity has influenced your life, how it impacts the legal profession and any challenges you have to overcome (Single spaced, please limit to 500 words)
  •        Undergraduate transcript(s)
  •        Law school transcript (Including Fall and Spring semester grades)
  •        Legal writing sample (Please limit to 10 pages)
  •        One written professional recommendation

Please keep a lookout for an e-mail from Career Services within the next few weeks, inviting you to start applying for this program.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Hunt, Firm Diversity Coordinator, at cherylhunt@bakerdonelson.com or (615) 726-5567 OR Helen Beasley, Firm Recruiting Assistant, at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or (205) 244-3833