2024 Unity Award Gala
January 18, 2024
Presented by The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP
Location: JW Marriott Chicago, Grand Ballroom, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL
5 p.m. Networking Reception
6 p.m. Program
Since 2006, the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP has provided scholarships and opportunities to law students of diverse backgrounds. The annual Unity Dinner serves as the main fundraiser for these scholarships. Each year, our legal community has joined together to raise enough funds to provide an increasing number of scholarships. The scholarships we offer run the gamut of those students interested in public service upon graduation to those who are leaders and achievers in the legal community. Our scholarships are open to all who are dedicated to having our legal community represent the community at large. Last year the DSF will be awarding 21 scholarships.
Promoting Diversity in the Legal Community
A main component of the Unity Gala is the ceremonial swearing-in of bar presidents. Bar presidents from organizations across the Seventh Circuit are provided with the opportunity to participate in reciting the “Oath of Unity” in which they pledge to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.