Posted Aug 24, 2007 08:09 pm CDT
A major international law firm that started out in Florida has endowed a scholarship at one of the state’s law schools that not only pays a second-year student’s tuition but guarantees him or her a summer job.
Holland & Knight hopes that its law school scholarship at historically African-American Florida A&M University in Orlando will “give us a broader pool of lawyers to choose from to meet our goal in having a diverse law firm,” says Martha Barnett. She is a partner in the firm’s Tallahassee office and a past president of the American Bar Association. Most summer associates at the firm are offered jobs after they complete law school, reports New York Lawyer (reg. req.). It was reprinting an article from the Daily Business Review, a Miami area publication.
The scholarship will be awarded by a university selection committee, based on criteria set by the law firm. It requires academic excellence, community service and strong faculty references.
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