Apply for the 2015 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship Application Deadline is Monday, March 30, 2015

February 19, 2015 9:45 AM | Anonymous

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2015-16) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and Multi-Racial students.

All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.

To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
Demonstrated academic excellence
Service to the profession
Service to the community
Service to the cause of diversity

Applications must be received by DRI no later than Monday, March 30, 2015. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2015 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 11-12, in Chicago.

Essay Requirements
In addition to submitting the attached application and required recommendations, applicants must complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words based upon the following question:

As a result of an anonymous tip, Slovtu Corporation’s General Counsel learns that a for- mer employee claims that Slovtu falsified invoices to the Department of Energy. In accor- dance with the requirements of Slovtu’s Code of Business Conduct, the General Counsel initiated an internal investigation into the former employee’s allegations. As part of the investigation, the General Counsel and Slovtu’s Chief Compliance Officer exchange emails discussing business and legal matters related to the DoE filings. At the conclusion of the investigation, the General Counsel discloses the report from the internal investigation to the Department of Energy. In subsequent civil lawsuit brought by the former employee in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the employee seeks production of the internal investigation report and the CCO’s communications with the General Counsel. Does the attorney-client privilege or the work-product doctrine protect the report from disclosure? Does the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine pro- tect the CCO-GC emails from disclosures? Suggest practice tips for in-house lawyers when conducting internal investigations in a way that maximizes the chances of protecting com- munications and reports from discovery.

Applications and all other requested materials must be received by March 30, 2015. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar scheduled for June 11–12, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applications, essays and required materials must be submitted in hard copy format to
Tim Kolly, Director of Communications DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60603


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