Diversity Leadership Institute Class of 2015

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).

Diversity Committee Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)537-1123
Diversity Committee Vice Chair
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)426-1302

Law Student Leadership Class Wraps Up

Law students participating in the YLD’s Diversity Leadership Institute joined lawyers across the state at the TBA Convention this month. The group’s activities included programs on the role the city of Memphis played in the civil rights movement, the history and impact of the Tennessee same-sex marriage case and how to develop a vision for one’s professional self and legal career. On Saturday, the group volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, helping with administrative tasks and cleaning.

Graduates of this year’s class are:

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YLD Presents Awards, Hosts Student Leadership Group

The Young Lawyers Division Board met in conjunction with the TBA Leadership Conference this past weekend. In addition to conducting its winter board meeting, the group presented the 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award to Jane Hickman with CASA of Robertson County and recognized several volunteer lawyers for their work. The YLD Diversity Committee also held the opening session for this year’s Diversity Leadership Institute. The class of 18 law students participated in the weekend’s leadership programming and heard from U.S. District Court Judge Pam Reeves on the “10 Commandments of Leadership.” The group will meet again in March and June. See photos from the YLD’s meetings.

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