IGE Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

(Madison, Wis.) - The State Bar of Wisconsin recently recognized IGE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at its annual diversity clerkship reception.

The annual reception held on July 21, 2015, recognized employer and student participants in the State Bar’s Diversity Clerkship Program. The Clerkship Program teams first-year University of Wisconsin and Marquette Law School students of diverse backgrounds with employers interested in promoting diversity in the legal profession. Traditionally, students are assigned to work for private law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. This year, nonprofits joined the list with the addition of IGE.

“The Institute is continuously looking for ways to provide professional communities with skills essential to their future success,” said IGE President and CEO Anthony J. Gray. “As an employer participant in the clerkship program, we have been able to further penetrate the legal community, creating relationships that will continue to spread our mission.”

Students are chosen for the clerkship program through a two-day interview process. At the end of the process, students are matched with an employer. This year, The Institute had the pleasure to work with Marquette University Law Student Brittney Mitchell.

“My experience as a participant in the clerkship program, specifically working for the Institute for Global Ethics, has been palpable,” said Mitchell. “It has truly been a rewarding experience.”

The State Bar of Wisconsin continues to develop and research new ways to achieve a better, more diverse legal profession. The Institute hopes to have further opportunities to work with the State Bar of Wisconsin and other organizations to promote diversity and inclusion.

About IGE: Founded in 1990 with offices in New York City, Camden, Maine and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin the Institute for Global Ethics in is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context (www.globalethics.org).

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