INDIANAPOLIS – Applications are now being accepted for Baker & Daniels' $10,000 Diversity Scholarships for law students who will be in their second year of law school at Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana University-Indianapolis or the University of Notre Dame. Applications can be downloaded from the firm's Web page. The filing deadline has been extended to August 15, 2007.
In addition to the two scholarships offered by Baker & Daniels, scholarship recipients will receive a place in the firm's summer associate program. The diversity scholarship program, one of the first such programs offered by a local law firm, was borne from the firm's ongoing demonstrated commitment to attracting, retaining and developing individuals with diverse backgrounds. Baker & Daniels expects scholarship applicants to be individuals from varied ethnic, racial, cultural and lifestyle backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities or unique viewpoints.Baker & Daniels maintains an active diversity committee within the firm, which is responsible for developing various ongoing internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives. In addition, the firm has earned recognition for its diversity efforts, including being ranked in the top 3 in the U.S. among 105 law firms in a Harvard University Women's Law Association survey based on opportunities for women. It also has received recognition in the past by Multicultural Law Magazine as one of the Top 100 law firms in the nation for diversity.