Diversity Leadership Institute Class of 2012

The Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) is a six-month leadership and mentoring program for Tennessee law school students in their second and third years of study (fourth year students at Nashville School of Law also are eligible).

Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)537-1123
Vice-Chair
Office of the Solicitor, U.S....
211 7th Avenue North, Suite 420
Nashville, TN 37219-1823
(615)736-7235

Deadline Extended for Law Student Leadership Program

The deadline for law students to apply to the Diversity Leadership Institute, the TBA's six-month leadership development and training program, has been extended to Dec. 21. The program, now in its seventh year, is open to all 2L, 3L and 4L students attending a Tennessee law school. The goal of the institute is to develop skills to succeed as a law student and attorney, empower students to contribute more to the legal community, match students to mentors in a diverse variety of practice areas and build relationships among students of diverse backgrounds. For a downloadable application and instructions visit the TBA website.

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Memphis Lawyer to Lead YLD in 2017

Memphis lawyer Ahsaki Baptist with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs will lead the TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in 2017-2018. She will take office in June as vice president, and then assume the office of president-elect in 2016 and president in 2017. Baptist, who will be the first African American woman to lead the group, was deemed elected yesterday after the filing deadline passed with no opposition. Baptist has been active in the YLD since 2008, serving as the liaison from the Lawyers Association for Women, co-chair of the Diversity Committee for one year and chair of the committee for four years. Under her leadership, the YLD developed the award-winning Diversity Leadership Institute. YLD members will decide several contested races at the group's Annual Meeting June 19 in Memphis.

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