Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a global firm known for our capabilities in energy finance, taxation, business transactions, and an ability to resolve our clients' controversies in or out of court. The Firm has approximately 350 attorneys with U.S. offices in Texas, New York, and Michigan and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.
Thompson & Knight has a longstanding commitment to maintaining a substantively diverse and inclusive environment for employees and contributing meaningfully to the advancement of diverse individuals and women in local communities. We take our commitment to diversity seriously and have developed initiatives aimed at broadening our efforts in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining a diverse workforce of attorneys and staff; increasing the pipeline of ethnically diverse individuals and women in the legal profession; and making our communities better places to live and work for all persons.
Sponsoring students to attend the Law Preview program expands upon the many pipeline programs we currently sponsor. We are proud to join our peer firms in helping to make a real difference in the lives of first-year law students. It is our hope that by entering law school fully prepared for the challenges they will face, the diverse students we sponsor will enjoy rich and meaningful legal careers later on.
Thompson & Knight Law Preview Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible to become a Thompson & Knight Law Preview Scholarship recipient, applicants must be (i) a member of a racial, ethnic, or gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession or a member of the LGBT community; and (ii) enrolled to begin classes at University of Houston Law Center in the fall of 2013.
Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2013. A selection panel will evaluate all completed applications, and scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis before June 11, 2013.
If you plan to attend University of Houston Law Center and meet the scholarship criteria, complete the online application before the scholarship deadline.
A student's grades during the first-year of law school are extremely important. It is a plain and hard fact that the most selective legal employers rely almost exclusively on students' 1L grades when deciding who to interview and hire for their Summer Associate programs. We are proud to join our peer firms in helping diverse students achieve their optimal level of success during that all-important first year by sponsoring their participation in Law Preview. The value of properly preparing for the law school experience cannot be understated and Thompson & Knight is happy subsidize the cost of Law Preview in order to provide a solid foundation upon which students can begin their legal studies.
UNIV. OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
Attending University of Houston and meet the scholarship criteria? Complete the online application before 5.28.13.