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UW Law School honors Godfrey & Kahn with LEO Trailblazer Award

UW Law School has recognized Godfrey & Kahn with a special award for the firm’s ongoing commitment to UW Law students.

Dean Margaret Raymond presented the Legal Education Opportunities Trailblazer Award to firm representatives at the 2018 LEO Banquet on March 17. The banquet is an annual celebration of the UW Law School’s LEO Program, initiated in 1967 to support the recruitment, retention and success of law students of color.

Since 2004, Godfrey & Kahn has contributed more than $670,000 in scholarships to LEO students. The firm’s Fellowship in Law and Diversity Scholars program provides recipients with a full-tuition scholarship for each of the three years they are enrolled at UW Law, along with mentoring by Godfrey & Kahn attorneys and employment as a first-year summer associate at the firm. One LEO student in every entering class is awarded the fellowship. That means that UW Law School has a growing pool of Godfrey LEO Fellows, and three in any given year.

“Godfrey & Kahn’s commitment of time, mentorship, and summer employment helps fellows gain hands-on experience and grow a professional network,” says Raymond. “Combined with scholarship support, this program adds immeasurable value to our students and to the UW Law School community.”

Learn more about the LEO program and its 50-year history.

Submitted by Law School News on March 27, 2018

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