Law Alumnus Creates New Scholarship Fund

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John Latham 79L has created a scholarship at Emory Law.

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Atlanta attorney John Latham 79L has made a $300,000 gift to establish the Latham Law Scholarship Fund for students at Emory University School of Law. The new endowment will provide support to students with demonstrated financial need.

Latham, a partner in the law firm of Alston and Bird, was research editor of the Emory Law Journal and a recipient of the Giles S. Rich National Moot Court Award. His wife, Sheri, is an instructor in the Emory Dance Program. He decided to create the fund out of gratitude for the scholarship he received while at Emory.

“It’s important to me to ensure that future generations of Emory Law students have access to the same top-quality education that I did,” Latham says.

Scholarship support helps attract the best students from all backgrounds and enables new graduates to pursue their careers without struggling to overcome education debt. Scholarships help Emory Law recruit and reward students with exceptional scholastic abilities and leadership qualities.

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