Firm Hosts Mock Interview Program For University Of Chicago's Latino Law Students
November 22, 2004
CHICAGO – In conjunction with The University of Chicago’s Latino Law Students Association (LLSA), Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman hosted a Mock Interview Program today for first-year law students. The program, spearheaded by the Firm’s Diversity Committee and its Minority Associates Committee, was designed to introduce The University of Chicago law students to the Firm and to help them develop key interviewing skills.
"This program provides the Firm with an excellent opportunity to reach out to the university’s Latino law students and help them enhance the skills needed to succeed in a tough legal market," said Leslie Dent, Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee. "It also gives us the opportunity to introduce them to the Firm - with the hope of attracting high-quality, talented new attorneys after their graduation."
Fifteen first-year law students were interviewed one-on-one by members of the Firm, including the Firm’s Hiring Partner, Andrew Small, who graduated from The University of Chicago Law School. The attorneys interviewed the students in their offices and then gave them comments on the resumes that they had brought. Once the interviews were finished, the students took part in a panel discussion and Q&A headed by Small and Dent, as well as two other attorneys from the Firm.
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman developed its Diversity Committee in 2003 and it is made up of 13 partners and one associate. The Committee was designed to support the recruitment, retention and development of minority attorneys in the Firm. Its initiatives include a $15,000 yearly minority scholarship offered to local law students, the formation of a Minority Associates Committee, as well as a formal minority legal internship program.
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman (www.kmzr.com) is a national, full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology. The Firm’s 600 attorneys in more than 50 practice areas provide timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. They serve as business advisors and advocates for a wide range of public and private companies - from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global Fortune 100 corporations - as well as government entities, non-profits, and charitable and cultural organizations.