Latham & Watkins Announces Its 2019 1L Fellows

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May 28, 2019

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce its 2019 1L Fellows. 

Our 1L Fellows will spend the first half of the summer in one of our US offices and the second half in the legal department of one of our clients. Each fellow will also be paired with a mentor at the firm. Upon the successful completion of the program, the students will receive an offer to join the firm as a summer associate the following year. They are also eligible to participate in the 2L Diversity Scholars Program.

The 2019 Latham & Watkins 1L Fellows are:

  • Heather Hedges, Stanford Law School
  • Kennedy Amira Holmes, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Phebe Jenny Hong, Harvard Law School
  • Tene Nkiru Johnson, Columbia Law School
  • Gyehyun (Alan) Kim, Harvard Law School
  • Jesse Haywood Kirkland, NYU School of Law
  • Cyerra McGowan, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Mario Natalio Moreno, Duke University School of Law
  • Jung Hyun Park, Boston University School of Law
  • Jennifer Sims, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Taylor Spencer, NYU School of Law
  • Justin Tzeng, Stanford Law School

Learn more about our 1L Fellows by watching this short video:

Factors considered in selecting Latham’s 1L Fellows included academic and leadership achievements, challenges encountered in advancing career objectives, life experiences that have shaped values and professional goals, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. The firm received approximately 1,600 applications from students at more than 100 US law schools. 

“Latham created the 1L Fellowship Program to offer a unique summer employment opportunity to law students who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our 2019 Fellows come from a range of backgrounds and offer a multitude of perspectives, but they are united by ambition, dedication, and excellence,” said Abid R. Qureshi, Global Chair of the Recruiting Committee. “We are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”

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