To redress a "persistent lack of diversity" in the legal profession, Skadden Arps -- one of the nation's largest corporate law firms and long the top-grossing firm on the Am Law 100 -- will commit $9.6 million over the next decade toward an honors program to help City College of New York's minority students become attorneys. Supporting one or two students at a time means "they don't have a peer study group to reinforce each other," says Skadden's Joseph H. Flom, who has long been involved with City College.
Skadden Pledges $9.6 Million to Help Minorities Enter Law
New York Law Journal
April 16, 2008