Leonard, Street and Deinard is the exclusive Minnesota member of TerraLex®, one of the largest global networks of independent law firms.
Through our Scholars program, Leonard, Street and Deinard offers a comprehensive scholarship and professional development program to all four of Minnesota’s law schools: Hamline University School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, University of St. Thomas School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law.
This unique program, the only one sponsored by a Twin Cities law firm, combines career-building opportunities, along with financial assistance, to deliver a distinct advantage over other scholarship initiatives. Each academic year, 12 diverse students participate in our program and receive:
- Annual tuition assistance
- Mentoring with a practicing attorney within the firm
- Opportunities to network with attorneys and Diversity Scholars past and present
To celebrate the year and enhance the overall experience, we hold an annual networking dinner for deans, school representatives, attorneys from the firm and alumni scholars to meet, mingle and connect.
A current Scholar, Joshua Blessman, is attending law school at Hamline. His mentor at Leonard, Street and Deinard is construction attorney and Hamline University School of Law alumnus Tom Cuthbert. View the video below to learn how Tom is mentoring Joshua.
In 2012, our current and alumni scholars number 41; we add four scholars annually to our vibrant and growing network.
Alumna of the Scholars Program and now practicing law in Leonard, Street and Deinard’s Business and Commercial Litigation group
"Leonard, Street and Deinard understands the importance of diversity. The firm seeks to attract a diverse group of attorneys, offering them a unique opportunity to learn more about our longstanding commitment to the scholarly practice of law, mentorship, pro bono and the community."
2012 Scholars Celebration
Top Row (L to R): Nathan Davis, Daniel Barta, Christopher Bates, Larissa Duran, Justice Alan Page, Joshua Blessman, John Brennan, Nicole Strydom, AnnSara Lovejoy Elasky, Camille Bryant
Bottom Row (L to R): Mike Tsoi, Adine Momoh, Sharifa Tharpe, Arlene Santiago, Katherine Li
(Sheila Ryan Photography)
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