3Ls and 4LPTs: Nominations for Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s RBG Outstanding Law Student Award

Denver Law has been invited to nominate female students in their final year of law school for the Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Outstanding Law Student Award, which comes with national recognition and a year of postgraduate mentoring opportunities.  See below for a more detailed description and links to more information.  Interested students should submit the following materials to me via email. ebono@law.du.edu

  1. Resume – Please submit to me by noon on September 20, 2021
  2. Statement of interest (including a description of why the mentoring services of WWCDA members will be helpful) – Please submit to me by noon on September 20, 2021:
  3. A letter of recommendation detailing your eligibility – Please submit to me by September 27, 2021 (short extension requests may be granted for the letter of recommendation)

Our nominating committee will consider applications after the deadline and will submit our nominations on or before September 30.

Detailed Description

The Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”) seeks your assistance in identifying and nominating for its inaugural Ruth Bader Ginsburg Outstanding Law Student Award, women who are in their final year of legal education and who best exemplify Justice Ginsburg’s commitment to excellence, perseverance, resilience, extraordinary work ethic, and tireless effort to ensure justice for all.

In response to the glaring lack of women in white collar practice and in existing professional white collar organizations, the WWCDA was founded in 1999 to promote diversity in the legal profession, facilitate networking and business development, and provide educational opportunities for women in white collar defense.  WWCDA members practice law around the globe and are committed to improving opportunities for women in white collar defense.  For more information, please go to: https://www.wwcda.org/

The recipient of the Award will be recognized at the WWCDA’s annual awards dinner in Washington D.C. in December (unless COVID requires a virtual program) and will be given the opportunity to avail herself of mentoring sessions by WWCDA members for one year following her law school graduation.  For more details on the Award and the eligibility criteria, please see the attached description.

The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2021.

To nominate an individual for this award and to read more about the WWCDA Awards Program, please go to https://www.wwcda.org/news-events/awards-program Nomination forms can be submitted online or emailed to awards@wwcda.org Each nominee must complete a statement of interest (including a description of why the mentoring services of WWCDA members will be helpful) and submit a letter of recommendation detailing her eligibility.

By Eric Bono
Eric Bono Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities Eric Bono