Since 2007, the firm has invested $1.8 million in full-ride law school scholarships, mentoring and summer experience for 37 students with unique backgrounds and the talent to shine. Each year there are six University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School students participating in our ongoing program, which grew out of the firm’s vision for a more diverse legal profession as well as prior mentoring and involvement in the Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) program.
Since 2009, we have hosted annual student interns from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a school serving students from families with limited financial means that is known for its innovative work-study program. Students are immersed in marketing, accounting and other business departments as they intern during the school year and the summer. The mentoring and insights high school students gain through this real-world experience can help shape their interests and direction for the future.
Starting in 2020, the firm made a commitment to sponsor students in this comprehensive college completion program. All-In Milwaukee is strengthening the region by providing financial aid, program and career support to help limited-income students graduate and find their future in the Greater Milwaukee workforce.
Our volunteer judge roles fill quickly each year for this innovative national program. In preparation for this speed-dating-style competition, students learn and polish their professional skills, from a good handshake to “working the room.” Our volunteer judges love giving students the chance to put their skills to the test and having conversations that may open their eyes to new roles and career paths.