Hogan Lovells delivers virtual Practical Skills Program for diverse law students

Hogan Lovells delivers virtual Practical Skills Program for diverse law students

Awards & rankings | 04 February 2022

Global law firm Hogan Lovells held its 16th annual Practical Skills program at the firm’s Denver office. The program provides diverse law students the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and learn from leaders in the legal industry. 

This year’s virtual program included a record setting number of law student registrants, four special guest panelists, and more than 20 Hogan Lovells lawyers engaging in interactive content. 

Led by the Denver Diversity Committee chairs, Ana Gutiérrez and Russell Hedman, attendees participated in mock interviews, practice-specific breakout groups with Hogan Lovells lawyers, and a digital Q&A session with distinguished leaders from across the legal industry. The law students received invaluable insights from government, in-house, and private practice professionals. 

The panel, moderated by  Gutiérrez, included:

Justice Monica Márquez, Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court

Lauren Chamblee, Senior Corporate Counsel, Microsoft Open Innovation

Matt Carpenter-Dennis, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, National Basketball Association

Jodi Scott, Partner, Hogan Lovells.

The discussion covered several topics, from navigating growing pains early in a legal career to the panelists’ advice on best practices for professional skills development and work/life balance. 

The Practical Skills Program hosts diverse law students from the University of Denver, University of Colorado, and University of Wyoming who will have completed one year of law school (or a part-time program equivalent) by the summer of 2022. Several attendees will be applying for a clerk position with the Summer Diversity Clerkship Program managed by the Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group.