Impact & Efforts
The impact of all of Godfrey & Kahn's diversity efforts can be seen within our firm, outside in the communities in which we serve and in our long-standing relationships with our clients and service providers who support our efforts to embrace inclusion and promote diversity. Here are some highlights:
Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) - The firm is a regular contributing sponsor of the activities of the LEO organization. Each year the LEO Banquet celebrates the contributions of the University of Wisconsin Law School toward opening legal education to qualified students of all backgrounds and to diversifying the legal profession in Wisconsin, the nation and the world.
UW-Madison Law School Fellowship - In 2004, we established a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School that provides a full, three-year scholarship each year to a student who participates in the Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) program, the umbrella group for minority law students of color at the University of Wisconsin. Fellowship recipients also receive mentoring from our attorneys and employment as a summer associate at the firm.
"Godfrey & Kahn offers a comprehensive fellowship program aimed at recruiting, mentoring and retaining minority candidates. To my knowledge, no other firm in Wisconsin provides such an outstanding program. Godfrey & Kahn impressed me with its dedication to creating a diverse work environment. The firm's offices have a positive culture that has taken years to cultivate. Individuals in all job categories are appreciated and respected. Young associates, including summer associates, are involved in important and complex projects. I was respected and appreciated during my first summer at the firm's Madison office, and I look forward to returning this summer."
C. Wade Harrison - Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group Attorney and Former Fellowship Recipient
Marquette University Law School Fellowship - In 2006, we established a fellowship at the Marquette University Law School to provide a full, three-year scholarship to an incoming first-year law student. Godfrey & Kahn and the law school mutually determine fellowship recipients, who also receive mentoring from our attorneys and employment as a summer associate at the firm.
Earn & Learn - This is a summer youth internship program for Milwaukee-area students, ages 16-21. The program's mission is to provide employment opportunities in the city, exposing teens to the working world while helping them meet educational, job readiness and career exploration goals. For the past seven years, Godfrey & Kahn has been committed to this program by offering two summer internship opportunities for local teens.
Carmen High School of Science & Technology - Carmen High School is a college preparatory school with a liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes science and technology and requires students to intern at local corporations or nonprofit organizations. Carmen's mission is to ensure all students take college prep courses, become critical thinkers and self-directed learners, go to college, are prepared for meaningful careers and are involved in their communities. Carmen's Internship Program places students in a professional environment where they learn and apply entry level clerical skills and gain the personal and life skills necessary for a successful career. Godfrey & Kahn offers one to two internship opportunities each school year in support of this program.
Giving Back - Through sponsorship participation or dedication of countless pro bono hours, Godfrey & Kahn is proud to support community organizations who embrace diversity within the communities we serve.
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