Announcing New Scholarships

Two new scholarships give qualified rising second-year law students in the US the chance to learn more about the firm’s M&A and White Collar Practices.

June 03, 2019

Our firm’s Recruiting Committee is excited to announce two new scholarships: 

The Latham & Watkins M&A Scholars Program gives enterprising US law students a chance to spend the summer at one of the world’s leading M&A practices. Our M&A Scholars will get an insider view and thorough grounding in substantive legal markets and industry trends by working closely with our lawyers as they advise on transactions worldwide. Learn more.    

Through the Latham & Watkins White Collar Defense Scholars Program, talented second-year law students will get to be summer associates in the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. These scholars will collaborate closely with our White Collar Defense lawyers, among them regulatory practitioners, career defense advocates, and former high-ranking members of the government. Learn more.

Scholars in both programs will receive an offer of summer employment, mentoring from a partner, an opportunity to participate in an innovative virtual experience program before joining as a summer associate, and a scholarship upon starting as a full-time associate at Latham. Learn more about our scholarships and opportunities for law students.

Abid R. Qureshi, Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, said: “We seek the best and brightest law students who wish to practice at one of the world’s leading law firms, and who want to contribute to our culture of inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. We are proud to help law students in a multitude of ways as they begin their legal careers.

Latham is also accepting applications for our 2L Diversity Scholarship Program. Our 2L Diversity Scholars Program awards second-year law students a US$25,000 scholarship and summer associate employment. The firm has given away more than US$1 million in diversity scholarships since 2005. Learn more about this program.

The application process for these three scholarships is open to all rising second-year law students (class of 2022) enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.

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