Deadline Approaching for Student Leadership Program

The TBA YLD is accepting applications for the 2014 Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) through Dec. 2. The program, a six-month leadership track for Tennessee law students, is open to students in their second, third or fourth years of study. Class size is limited to 20 to 25 students selected from across the state. To ensure a diverse class, selection is based in part on race, ethnicity, gender, age, background, geographical factors and law schools attended. Student participants must be members of the TBA and commit to attend two in-person programs.

As the YLD Diversity Committee begins preparations for Diversity Leadership Institute, it is asking attorneys across the state to volunteer to serve as mentors for law student participants. Each member of the DLI class will be assigned to an attorney mentor and will be required to interact with their member at least twice during the six-month program. If you are willing to serve as a mentor please contact Diversity Committee Chair Ahsaki Baptist at (901) 537-1123 or abaptist@wyattfirm.com.