A Look at the Mission of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Judge Megan Goldish earned her law degree, with honors, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. For more than two decades, Judge Megan Goldish has practiced law in Cook County, Illinois, and recently received the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s Advocate for Diversity Award.
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by lawyers and judges to promote diversity in the legal profession. Although the organization was formally established in 2008, there has been some background activity since 2002. The organization began with 17 bar association presidents, but it has since grown and now includes more than 50 associations.
The organization’s primary goal is to provide scholarships to underprivileged minorities who wish to pursue a law degree. The organization also funds programs that teach law and the importance of the legal profession to middle and high school students.
Other objectives of the organization include tutoring and mentoring for students already in law school who are having academic difficulties and providing resources and support to established law firms looking to diversify their workforce.