YLD Launches 2013 DLI Program - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 31, 2012

The TBA YLD this week announced the application process and deadlines for the 2013 Diversity Leadership Institute -– a six-month leadership program for Tennessee law students in their second, third or fourth years of study. Applications for the 2013 class are now available and are due back to the TBA by Dec. 5. Watch for information about the program to be distributed on all Tennessee law school campuses in early November. Get application information and other details here

Now in its third year, the program is designed 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.

Class size is limited to a total of 20 to 25 students selected from across the state. The goal of the program is to have a diverse class, so 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.