The law department of JPMorgan Chase and the US law firm, Kelley Drye & Warren firstname.lastname@example.org, have launched a program to promote diversity. Law students from diverse backgrounds who are part of Kelley Drye’s summer associate program will have the opportunity to spend five weeks working at the law firm and then five weeks working in the law department. More about this joint effort is in Met. Corp. Counsel, Vol. 16, Feb. 2008 at 64.
I commend this combination and note that other law departments have joined forces with law firms on the recruitment front (See my posts of Sept.18, 2006: Citigroup and some NYC firms; Dec. 21, 2005: Lucent Technologies and Orrick Harrington; and May 23, 2007: Accenture and DLA Piper.).