Announcing the Second Annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Leadership Academy

We are pleased to announce the second annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Leadership Academy, April 1-3, 2016, in San Francisco. We encourage talented first-year law students to apply to attend.

The Diversity Leadership Academy will bring together Latham attorneys from around the globe and talented first-year law students from across the United States with a specific focus on developing and empowering future leaders of the legal profession and creating community among our lawyers, recruits and 1L guests, all of whom share a commitment to diversity.

We will consider the following factors when selecting participants.

  • Academic and leadership achievements.
  • Obstacles, challenges or other factors (financial or otherwise) encountered in advancing career objectives.
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and professional goals.
  • A desire to practice at a global law firm.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession.

This firm-sponsored training and development retreat will provide first-year law students with the information and skills needed to successfully navigate the law firm interview and hiring process, and transition from law student to practicing attorney. Each 1L student will be partnered with a Latham mentor who will serve in this capacity during the Academy and throughout the remainder of the student’s law school career.

For additional information and details, please visit Symplicity.


Applications can be accessed starting December 1, 2015 at are due on January 11, 2016. Students selected will be notified in February 2016.