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Law Firms Set Up 'Pipeline' for Minority Talent

"Kirkland & Ellis...has joined 12 other businesses that provide students in their senior year of high school with scholarships, college prep workshops, mentoring, summer internships and career networking. 'We began to ask ourselves whether we should reach back further to increase the opportunities for diverse students to succeed in college,' said Kirkland & Ellis partner Kevin Evanich. The Chicago firm has committed to providing $55,000 in scholarships during the next five years. The High 5 initiative of Scholarship Chicago, a local nonprofit group that supports 'academically ambitious, high-need students,' is one of several diversity scholarship programs in which the firm participates."

This article appeared in its entirety in the March 10, 2008 edition of The National Law Journal