In June 2007, Foley Washington, D.C. attorneys will spend three evenings discussing a range of legal topics with students from the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, an organization that provides fellowships to outstanding African-American males in their sophomore and junior years in colleges nationwide.
Partner Jim Bierman and Senior Counsel Ed Polk are leading Foley’s initiative. Men from the program will come to the office for dinner and seminars on topics such as intellectual property rights, government regulation, laws affecting international business, and litigation trends. Foley "faculty" will include Norm Rich, Ric Henschel, Sharie Brown, Steve Lambert, Paul Monsees, Irwin Raij and Jack Lahr.
The institute, which began in 2003, will bring 34 men this summer to Washington, D.C., for a rigorous eight-week program. The men will take courses for college credit at Georgetown University and serve internships for government agencies and professional service organizations.
About half of the students are interested in becoming lawyers.