More than 200 1L Scholars from all over the U.S. started their summer internships at LCLD Member organizations by attending the 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

The Summit began with a series of mock interviews conducted by attorneys from LCLD Member organizations in the Chicago area, followed by a full two-day agenda of presentations, networking exercises, panel discussions, and social interaction.

Two LCLD Member organizations also sponsored receptions at the Summit: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP supported the Welcome Reception on Thursday night; Walmart, the Networking Reception on Friday.

See the Agenda below for more details, or download from the "Resources" section at the bottom of this page. There you'll also find links to the NALP Directory of Legal Employers and LCLD's "12 Months of Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities" resource.

For questions, please contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager.


Mock Interviews 

Mock interviews for 1L Scholars took place Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 9 am – 3 pm CDT at the JW Marriott Chicago. Interviewers hail from LCLD Member law firms in Chicago and include LCLD Fellows and even past 1L Scholars. Click here for more information about the mock interviewing process.


AGENDA

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

8:00 - 9:00 am

Grab & Go Breakfast

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mock Interviews

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Grab & Go Lunch

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Welcome (Agenda and Speaker Biographies)
Robert J. Grey, Jr., President, LCLD

Orientation & Icebreaker (Including Scholars BINGO, the "Advice to 1L Scholars from Fellows Alumni" video, and the "Making History" video)
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

4:45 - 6:00 pm

21st-Century Leadership in the Law
Susan L. Blount, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial; and Former LCLD Board Member
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Break

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  

Friday, May 20, 2016 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 am

Advice to My Former Self
Maggie D. Flores, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; 2015 LCLD Pathfinder
Leslie D. Minier, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Rick Palmore, LCLD Founding Chair Emeritus, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP
William Walden, Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP; 2015 LCLD Pathfinder

10:30 - 10:45 am

Coffee & Snack Break

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions: Exploring Law

Judicial Clerkships
Marla R. Shade Harris, Chief Operating Officer, Just The Beginning
The Honorable Julie S. Sneed, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida; 2011 LCLD Fellow 

Federal and State Government
Juan A. Arteaga, Chief of Staff & Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice; 2011 LCLD Fellow
Gary Leung, Senior Trial Counsel, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; 2012 LCLD Fellow
Vanessa Allen Sutherland, Chairperson and Board Member, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; 2011 LCLD Fellow
Tigerron Wells, Government Affairs Liaison, Municipal Association of South Carolina; 2011 LCLD Fellow 

Business/Non-Practicing Positions
Genhi Givings Bailey, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, DLA Piper LLP
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Secrets to Success
Juan A. Arteaga, Chief of Staff & Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice; 2011 LCLD Fellow
Joshua Bosin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; 2015 LCLD Fellow
Wendy F. Dawson, Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar Inc.; 2013 LCLD Fellow
Joseph Hanna, Partner, Goldberg Segalla; 2014 LCLD Fellow
Gary Leung, Senior Trial Counsel, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; 2012 LCLD Fellow
Dinesh Melwani, Partner, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC; 2015 LCLD Fellow
Vanessa Allen Sutherland, Chairperson and Board Member, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; 2011 LCLD Fellow

Tigerron Wells, Government Affairs Liaison, Municipal Association of South Carolina; 2011 LCLD Fellow

2:15 -3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions: LCLD Fellows
Led by Fellows from the Previous Session

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 - 4:15 pm

2016 1L Scholars Group Photo

4:15 - 6:00 pm

Peer Networking Exercise

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Networking Reception
Sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 am

Which Generation is Your Lens? The Importance of Generational Perceptions in Developing Workplace Behaviors
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organizational Development

11:00 - 11:15 am

Closing Remarks
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD


 

Photo Gallery

Photography by Jay Haas 

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