Lane Powell Partners With University of Washington School of Law to Advance Diversity in the Legal Profession
Lane Powell has joined in partnership with the University of Washington (UW) School of Law to create the Gregoire Fellows program, launching in the spring of 2015. The program is an initiative to promote and enhance diversity at the UW School of Law and the Seattle region’s legal profession.
The gap between diversity in the legal profession and diversity in the U.S. has increased in recent years. To address this, Lane Powell and several other leading Puget Sound-area businesses and law firms will take an active role in developing a pipeline of diverse law students and supporting them throughout their education. Nine Fellows who have the potential to increase diversity within the legal profession will be named for the UW School of Law’s entering class in the fall of 2015. They will receive paid summer fellowships, ongoing opportunities to participate in a mentorship program and financial assistance with bar exam preparation at the conclusion of their studies.
To learn more about Lane Powell’s partnership with UW School of Law, read the Microsoft News Center announcement.