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Montgomery Research Diversity Fellowship 30th Anniversary Celebration

On October 25, 2018, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) hosted a 30th anniversary celebration of our signature diversity program for undergraduate students, the Montgomery Research Diversity Fellowships (SRDF) in Law and Social Science.  

Guests enjoy dinner during the SRDF 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. 

The ABF's board of directors, faculty and staff were joined by alumni of the program and supporters of the Foundation for a special 30th anniversary celebration dinner in honor of the SRDF program at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The program featured keynote speaker Tina Tchen, former assistant to President Barack Obama, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and partner in the Chicago office of Buckley Sandler LLP. Danielle Holley-Walkerdean of Howard University School of Law, was presented an inaugural Montgomery Research Diversity Fellowship Distinguished Alumnus Award to (SRDF 1995). 

The event was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Law School Admission Council (Platinum Sponsor); Walmart and the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation (Gold Sponsors); Kirkland & Ellis, LLPUnited AirlinesAccessLex Institute, Michael Byowitz and Ruth Holzer, Jimmy and Deborah Goodman, David S. and Debra Houghton, and Reginald and Marcia Turner (Silver Sponsors).

About the American Bar Foundation 

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. The ABF seeks to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions. To further this mission the ABF will produce timely, cutting-edge research of the highest quality to inform and guide the legal profession, the academy, and society in the United States and internationally. The ABF’s primary funding is provided by the American Bar Endowment and the Fellows of The American Bar Foundation. 

 Remarks from the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the

Montgomery Research Diversity Fellowship 

Photos from the 30th Anniversary Celebration 

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