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Harry Latimer

Henry Latimer

Scholarship 

Application

Named in honor of Broward County’s first African-American circuit court judge, this scholarship will be awarded to a rising 2L or 3L student of African-American descent who has overcome obstacles before or during their academic journey, and has demonstrated solid academic performance. 

Qualifications and Deadline

April 26, 2024

Henry Latimer Scholarship Application Essay prompt

 

Recently, a Civil Rights attorney who represented a doctor in a wrongfully termination case based on race and retaliation, which resulted in a 2.7-million-dollar jury verdict and was later overturned by the Judge. The attorney made statements on social media claiming the overturned verdict was unjust and the Judge filed a complaint. The attorney’s daughter (an attorney herself but not part the case) also made similar statements online and now faces disciplinary actions as well.

Will a chilling effect occur on attorneys, specifically minority attorneys, when they discuss cases on open forums, including the results and final rulings, if there will continue to be consequences for their online private posts?

The following requirements must be completed to be considered for the scholarship:

1.   Be a rising 2L or 3L law student of African-American descent. 

2.   Currently attending an accredited law school in the State of Florida. 

3. Have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on the UNOFFICIAL transcript uploaded at the time of application. (Ideal candidate will have demonstrated a solid academic performance during law school).

4. Written communication demonstrated in completed Essay (750 words typed).

5. Upload a 4x6 photograph (HEADSHOT ONLY) that is clear and may be used for publication.

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