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Diversity Matters
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council

June 2008, vol. 2, no. 1

ISBA Task Force on Diversity Hosts Hire Big 10 Plus—Diversity in the Law Program

On February 15, 2008, the ISBA Task Force on Diversity hosted a group of diversity college students as part of the Hire Big 10—Diversity in the Law 2008 Program. The diverse students joined us from Big 10 universities, along with University of Chicago, DePaul and Notre Dame.

The Task Force conducted a panel featuring the following speakers: John Richards, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Elizabeth Turley, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Rebecca Raftery, BP America, Patrick Kronenwetter, Wolin Kelter & Rosen, Patrice Ball-Reed, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Karina Ayala, Chicago Bar Association and E. Lynn Grayson, Jenner & Block. The panelists discussed what it was like to be a lawyer, opportunities in the legal sector and recommendations for getting into law school. The Hire Big 10 visiting students enjoyed a day long experience in Chicago learning more about the law.