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New York

Recent Diversity Efforts in the New York Office

Reaching out to underrepresented college students
In July, three attorneys from DWT’s New York City office, plus a summer associate, participated in the first-ever speed-networking/speed-mentoring event of the John Jay College Pre-Law Institute. The Institute identifies promising students with an interest in law and works to prepare them for law school and the admissions process. Most John Jay students are members of minority groups.

Introducing high school students to law firm life
Each year, DWT’s New York City hosts a participant in the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program run by the New York City Bar. The program places high-achieving inner-city high-school students with legal employers, where they have a six-week, paid internship performing administrative work, shadowing an attorney, and learning about life as a legal professional. The students also participate in weekly development programs, including a law class at Columbia University School of Law, a visit to a state Supreme Court judicial chamber, and multiple career development workshops with a diverse group of attorneys.