Recruiting Programs

We recruit the best and brightest in the world. This talent necessarily represents a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and paths to success.

Diversity Leadership Academy

Our award-winning Diversity Leadership Academy is a multi-day professional development program for law students and our mid-level associates who self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group or otherwise have a strong interest in diversity and inclusion. Separate training programs are organized, with overlapping networking activities for all attendees. Learn more about the Diversity Leadership Academy.

1L Diversity Scholars 

Our 1L Diversity Scholarship program provides first year law students with in-depth legal training, mentoring, and real-world experience throughout Latham’s ten-week summer program. We partner with organizations such as JD Advising, Pipeline to Practice, PracticePro, and LEAP, to provide coaching, training, and other experiences for 1L students.

2L Diversity Scholars

Our 2L Diversity Scholarship program provides in-depth legal training, mentoring, and real-work experience, along with a $50,000 scholarship, and an enrichment experience that includes one of the following: client in-house rotation, pro bono work, international placement, or a special interest project. To build a more inclusive legal community Latham has doubled the 2L diversity scholarship amount, from $25,000 to $50,000, and has significantly increased, from 40 to 50, the number of 2L diversity scholarships awarded for the 2022 summer program.

Pre-Law Partnerships

We partner with organizations such as Thrive Scholars, Cristo Rey Interns, NYC Bar Thurgood Marshall Internship, and SEO Law Catalyst, to support and encourage first-generation, underrepresented high school students to pursue a career in law.

Law Preview Scholars Program

To help students get off to a good start during their first year of law school, we offer scholarships to select students to attend Law Preview’s week-long law school preparation courses. Visit Law Preview’s website to apply or learn more.

Ron Brown Leaders Network

The Ron Brown Scholar Program was established in 1996 to provide academic scholarships, service opportunities, and leadership experiences for young African Americans of outstanding promise. The program seeks to accelerate their progress into leadership positions in a wide spectrum of professions while instilling a dedication to service. Through our participation in the Ron Brown Leaders Network, Ron Brown students will be connected to many career opportunities at Latham.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) organizes internships for talented, underrepresented students of color who have been accepted to top law schools. We partner with SEO to host interns in our offices. Visit SEO’s website to apply or learn more.

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