Member Diversity Fellowships & Scholarships

Organizations within the legal community have provided information regarding diversity programs, initiatives and events. To have your organization's information included here, send a short description via email with the subject line "Diversity Information" to Lisa Quirk, lisa@nalp.org.

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Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP 2L Diversity Fellowships

Robbins Geller is one of the country’s top plaintiffs’ class action firms and has recovered billions for harmed investors and consumers. We are working to recruit the next generation of lawyers into the Firm and the plaintiffs’ bar. Robbins Geller is pleased to offer 2L Diversity Fellowships to two exceptional law students with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion who will work in one of Robbins Geller’s practice areas in the Firm’s main office in San Diego, California. Fellows are paired with two mentors (a partner and an associate), who, in addition to the summer associate director, provide support and structured feedback on work assignments and guidance on law firm culture and social events throughout the summer.

Each 2L Diversity Fellow will receive a paid 2L Summer Associate position to start in 2023 and a scholarship of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. Applications will be accepted from May 2, 2022 through June 15, 2022.

For more information and application requirements, please visit our website or email fellowship@rgrdlaw.com.


Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship

In support of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kelley Drye is proud to offer a Diversity Scholarship to an outstanding rising second year law student. The Kelley Drye Diversity Scholarship includes a paid summer associate position in our NY office following the second year of law school, and a $25,000 award paid in two installments as a signing bonus – one upon completion of the summer program and the second upon starting as a full time associate at the firm.

The application period for the Diversity Scholarship will open on Monday, May 16, 2022 and we will review applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually. Please visit our website for more information.

Questions
Please email us at diversityscholarship@kelleydrye.com


NYIPLEF’s 2022 Diversity Scholarship

On behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (NYIPLEF), we are proud to announce a diversity scholarship opportunity in the amount of $10,000.00 for the 2022 academic year.

NYIPLEF’s 2022 Diversity Scholarship provides funds to diverse law students currently enrolled at an accredited law school in the New York area, in good academic standing, and demonstrating intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law. The scholarship is intended to be used by the law student for tuition and expenses related to attending law school.

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Clyde & Co Inclusion Matters Scholarship

Clyde & Co is deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and advancing equity within the legal profession. As a part of our ongoing commitment to promoting diversity, the firm is proud to launch the Inclusion Matters Scholarship. Through this $15,000 scholarship, we aim to support students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

This scholarship opportunity will be open to second-year law students from diverse backgrounds who participate in our summer associate program.

Additional information about diversity and inclusion at Clyde can be found here.


Caplin & Drysdale 1L Diversity Fellowship

At Caplin & Drysdale, we recognize that the vitality of our Firm depends upon our diverse experiences and backgrounds. We were built on the ideas and principles of service and inclusion and those values still underpin our Firm’s culture. On behalf of Caplin & Drysdale, we invite you to apply for our 1L Caplin-Swanson Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship provides a diverse 1L summer associate meeting certain eligibility criteria with a stipend and a paid summer associate position, as further described in the application.

For more information and application requirements, please visit our website or contact us at Fellowship@Capdale.com to learn more. The application deadline is February 15, 2022 and they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Cozen O'Connor 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

At Cozen O’Connor, we understand the value of a diverse work environment and believe that such diversity adds to our firm’s successes and ability to provide better service to our clients. We seek to employ lawyers of diverse backgrounds, and also those committed to the furtherance of a more diverse and inclusive profession. Students in their first year of law school with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply to our Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a first year law student to participate in Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate program, as well as receive a stipend to help defray the costs of tuition and/or expenses. View Fellowship Details.


Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP Diversity Scholars Program

Keker, Van Nest & Peters is now accepting applications for its 2022 Diversity Scholars program. The program offers scholarship money and mentorship to 1Ls whose background or experience would contribute to the diversity of the legal progression and have an interest in pursuing a litigation career in the Bay Area. This year, KVP will award up to $75,000 in scholarship grants, split between up to four deserving students.

More information and applications can be found on our firm's website, and questions can be sent to scholarshipapplications@keker.com.

The application deadline is February 4, 2022.


KMK Law Diversity Fellowship Program

KMK Law believes that a diverse work environment attracts the best and the brightest people in the legal community and provides the most creative, innovative solutions for our clients. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to sponsor the KMK Law Diversity Fellowship Program. This Program is intended to further our mission of recruiting and retaining a skilled, high-performing diverse workforce.

Selected applicants would be hired as a first-year summer associate. In addition to the salary customarily paid to our summer associates, recipients of the Diversity Fellowship will receive a grant in an amount up to $10,000. The first half of the grant will be paid within 30 days of beginning the summer associate program. The remaining half of the grant is paid upon receiving and accepting a position for the next step in the Diversity Fellow's legal career, as a second year summer associate at KMK Law.

More information is available here.


K&L Gates 1L Diversity Programs

At K&L Gates, Diversity is in our DNA. We have a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and we take an aggressive approach in the recruitment of diverse lawyers. Each year we sponsor a number of opportunities for 1L law students, which include fellowships and scholarships, in an effort to attract and support top legal talent from wide-ranging backgrounds.

Not only do our summer associate opportunities reflect our commitment to public service and diversity, they are also a great way for law students to make significant legal service contributions while gaining substantial legal experience. More information on our programs can be found here and the link to our 1L summer associate applications can be found here.


Bracewell 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

As part of Bracewell’s continued commitment to diversity & inclusion, the firm offers up to two merit-based fellowships to first-year law students who are particularly committed to diversity and inclusion, including students who are from historically underrepresented groups. Successful applicants to the program will receive up to a $25,000 award, as well as a paid summer associate position in our Houston office. The amount of $12,500 will be paid in the first paycheck as a first-year summer associate. An additional $12,500 is contingent upon receiving and accepting an offer to return to the firm as a second-year summer associate, to be paid at the completion of the second summer clerkship.

Click here to learn more about our fellowship program.


Richards, Layton & Finger 1L LCLD Scholars Program

Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, is committed to recruiting the finest lawyers, nurturing their talents, and embracing diversity at every level. As a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the firm is proud to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars program in 2022. The program offers 10 weeks in the summer for 1L law students doing junior associate-level work across many litigation and transactional practice areas. Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.lcldnet.org/media/mce_filebrowser/2021/11/30/Richards_Layton_update.pdf.

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript at this link: https://recruit.rlf.com/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx. If your unofficial law school transcript has not been released at the time you submit your other materials, please follow up with it once available.


Frost Brown Todd 1L Diversity Scholarship

Frost Brown Todd’s 1L Diversity Scholarship is a vital component of our Summer Associate Program. It is also one of the many concrete ways we support building a diverse pipeline while fostering equitable opportunities and outcomes in the legal profession and society as a whole. In addition, Frost Brown Todd established a Diversity Scholarship Fund in 2010, which is open to all students regardless of whether they are participating in our summer program. Please check out our website to learn more about the scholarship opportunities! Jobs for Law Students | Frost Brown Todd Attorneys


Linklaters’ 1L LCLD Scholars Program

Our 1L LCLD Scholars are members of our U.S. summer associate class and participate fully in our 10-week summer associate program. Throughout the program, you will gain valuable experience working with attorneys across multiple practice areas and offices. You will receive formal training and mentoring from experienced partners and associates, and have the opportunity to attend associate trainings, practice group meetings and client events. You will also participate in pro bono work and corporate responsibility initiatives. Upon successful completion of the summer program, our 1L LCLD Scholars are eligible to earn an offer to return to Linklaters the following summer as Making Links 2L Diversity Fellows, with the opportunity to earn a US$25,000 stipend.

Please apply here by submitting resume, cover letter, and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts (if available). Your cover letter should detail your interest in Linklaters and how you see yourself contributing to the Firm. Applications will be accepted by through January 15, 2022.

More information can be found at https://careers.linklaters.com/en-us/early-careers/our-opportunities.


Stinson LLP Minority Fellowship

Over the years, Stinson has provided more than one million dollars in scholarships that supported nearly 70 scholars. In 2018, we revamped our efforts and launched the Stinson LLP Minority Fellowship, which provides substantial tuition assistance, a dedicated attorney mentor, and a paid 1L Summer Associate position. We are proud to have awarded the fellowship to eight students since its inception. 1L students from any U.S. ABA-accredited law school are welcome to apply. The Fellowship is available in association with Stinson's Summer Associate programs in our Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis offices.

For more details about Stinson's Summer Program, click here. For Minority Fellowship qualifications, application requirements, and how to apply, click here. Applications are accepted December 1, 2021 through January 14, 2022.


Perkins Coie 1L Opportunities

Perkins Coie is offering a variety of 1L fellowships for the 2022 summer. The fellowships provide students with a $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school. There may be an opportunity for our 1L Diversity Fellows to work on-site with the legal department at our clients' offices. Generally, these are two-week opportunities during the summer. In prior years, our fellows have worked with clients including Adobe, Donuts, Epic Games, Google, Intel, Meta, Microsoft, Nestlé Coffee Partners, Nike, and Uber.

Students can view details and apply through our website. The deadline for applications is January 9, 2022.


Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship

Goodwin’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to be a 1L summer associate in Goodwin’s 10-week summer program in 2022, following their first year of law school. Candidates will spend seven weeks in one of our Goodwin offices, with the opportunity to spend the final three weeks of the summer program in the office of a Goodwin client. 1L Fellows will also be invited to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Scholars Summit. Candidates will be compensated by the firm for the full 10-week program at the standard summer associate salary. Each 1L Diversity Fellow is eligible to earn an offer to return to Goodwin for their 2L summer and to receive additional scholarship funds.

Positions are open in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.

The application for the program is open from now through March 15, 2022, but we encourage students to apply as early as possible and then follow-up with their transcripts once available. More information on the program can be found at https://www.goodwinlaw.com/careers/diversity-fellowships.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to us at fellowships@goodwinlaw.com. You can apply directly HERE.


Fenwick 1L Diversity Scholarship

To promote diversity in the legal profession and provide financial support to law students from underrepresented backgrounds, Fenwick offers scholarships and the opportunity to join us as summer associates to 1L law students. We offer scholarships in our offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York for 1L students who belong to historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession (based on their race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation) or who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Scholars will spend a minimum of 8 weeks of their summer following their 1L year working as a Fenwick summer associate. At the end of the summer, each Scholar will be eligible for an offer to return the following summer as one of our 2L summer associates (and the opportunity to join us after graduation), contingent upon their 1L law school grades, work evaluations, and performance feedback. The total scholarship award that is available is up to $40,000 for each recipient.

Please apply here and submit a current resume; undergraduate transcript; and an essay of no more than 2 pages single-spaced in length, which illustrates core elements of your background, life experiences, values, character, and worldview. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the essay, resume, academic achievement, and virtual interviews. We will evaluate applications that are received by January 1, 2022.

Additional information about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Fenwick can be found here, and information about careers at Fenwick be found here.


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is committed to fostering the growth of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the firm to reflect the rich diversity of our society and to grow diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. We believe that a diverse workplace provides superior service to our clients and an enriched environment for our attorneys and staff. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate aptitude, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

As one means of meeting this commitment, the firm has established its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides for a paid 10-week summer associate position in either our Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, or Anchorage, Alaska* office for the summer following the successful completion of the first year of law school. In addition, the recipients will receive a $10,000 academic stipend to help defray tuition and expenses for their second year of law school.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt recognizes that diversity exists in many different forms, including gender, race, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The firm will place particular emphasis on candidates who are members of groups that are historically under-represented in the legal profession and at Schwabe.

Application:
Materials will be accepted beginning December 1, 2021. Materials must be submitted as PDF to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration, by January 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PST. Please visit our website to learn more and apply: https://www.schwabe.com/careers-associates


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 2L Diversity Scholarship Program

We sponsor a diversity scholarship program for law students who have received and accepted an offer for a summer associate position after the second year of law school in one of our U.S. offices. Each scholarship recipient will receive $10,000, half of which will be paid after successful completion of our Summer Associate Program. The second half of the scholarship will be paid prior to the second semester of the recipient’s third year of law school, providing they have received and accepted an offer to join our firm as an associate following the completion of their legal education. Click here for more information about the selection criteria and application process.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program

We are collaborating with the LCLD to strengthen the legal pipeline by creating opportunities for diverse 1L law students. We are seeking first year law students to join our 2022 Summer Associate Program in our Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis offices, and participate in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program. In addition to being a BCLP Summer Associate, this opportunity will include attending the LCLD Scholars Virtual Summit June 7 - 9, 2022. There may be additional opportunities for our 1L Scholars to work in-house with a BCLP client for a portion of the summer. Learn more about the LCLD 1L Scholars Program. See our US Student Recruitment page for more information on the program and how to apply. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Atlanta BCLP/WarnerMedia News & Sports 1L Summer Scholar Program

In partnership with WarnerMedia News & Sports, we have a 1L Summer Scholar position available for a diverse law school student in the Atlanta area interested in news media and sports law. The position will also be a part of the LCLD 1L Scholars program. The 1L Summer Scholar will join BCLP as a paid Summer Associate and participate in the firm’s robust training programs, practical experiences, mentoring opportunities, and social activities. The scholar will have exclusive opportunities to work on assignments from, and activities with, the WarnerMedia News & Sports group (including iconic properties CNN, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and AT&T Sports Networks, LLC) and BCLP’s nationally-recognized Media and First Amendment, and Sports and Entertainment groups. They will also be invited to attend and participate in the 2023 Annual Conference of the ABA Forum on Communications Law, with expenses paid by BCLP. This opportunity will also include attending the LCLD Scholars Virtual Summit June 7-9, 2022. Learn more about WarnerMedia News & Sports. See our US Student Recruitment page for more information on the program and how to apply. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.


Thompson Hine 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

To further our commitment to diversity, Thompson Hine has established a 1L Diversity Fellowship for our Columbus and Dayton offices for the 2022 summer program. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, and receive mentoring and training, early in their legal career. Students selected for the Diversity Fellowship will receive a paid summer associate position for the duration of our 2022 summer program, plus $5,000 at the successful completion of the summer program. Those who receive and accept offers to return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 in the spring of 2023 and will be eligible to apply for our 2L Diversity Scholarship.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this opportunity, students must be attending a law school that is accredited in the United States and be classified as a member of a minority racial/ethnic group set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community. In addition, candidates must be committed to practicing in the Columbus or Dayton office respectively upon graduation.

Click here for more information.

Questions
Please contact Alexis Laughlin, Legal Talent Specialist, at Alexis.Laughlin@ThompsonHine.com.


1L Kelly Services/Thompson Hine Diversity Summer Associate Program

To further our commitment to diversity, Thompson Hine has established a joint law firm/in-house 1L Diversity Fellowship in our Cincinnati office for the 2022 summer program. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, and receive mentoring and training, early in their legal career. Students selected for this Diversity Fellowship opportunity will receive a paid summer associate position for the duration of our 2022 summer program, a portion of which will be spent in an in-house environment with a company based in Troy, MI, plus $5,000 at the successful completion of the summer program. A stipend will be provided to cover living expenses while in Troy, MI. Those who receive and accept offers to return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 in the spring of 2023 and will be eligible to apply for our 2L Diversity Scholarship.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this opportunity, students must be attending a law school that is accredited in the United States and be classified as a member of a minority racial/ethnic group set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community. The selected candidate must have a strong interest in pursuing a legal career with an emphasis in Labor & Employment, Corporate Law, and/or Business Litigation upon graduation. In addition, candidates must be committed to practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio upon graduation.

Click here for more information.

Questions
Please contact Alexis Laughlin, Legal Talent Specialist, at Alexis.Laughlin@ThompsonHine.com.


1L Eaton/Thompson Hine Diversity Summer Associate Program

To further our commitment to diversity, Thompson Hine has established a joint law firm/in-house 1L Diversity Fellowship in our Cincinnati office for the 2022 summer program. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, and receive mentoring and training, early in their legal career. Students selected for this Diversity Fellowship opportunity will receive a paid summer associate position for the duration of our 2022 summer program, a portion of which will be spent in an in-house environment with a company based in Troy, MI, plus $5,000 at the successful completion of the summer program. A stipend will be provided to cover living expenses while in Troy, MI. Those who receive and accept offers to return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 in the spring of 2023 and will be eligible to apply for our 2L Diversity Scholarship.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this opportunity, students must be attending a law school that is accredited in the United States and be classified as a member of a minority racial/ethnic group set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a member of the LGBT community. The selected candidate must have a strong interest in pursuing a legal career with an emphasis in Labor & Employment, Corporate Law, and/or Business Litigation upon graduation. In addition, candidates must be committed to practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio upon graduation.

Click here for more information.

Questions
Please contact Alexis Laughlin, Legal Talent Specialist, at Alexis.Laughlin@ThompsonHine.com.


Ice Miller Racial Justice Fellowship Program

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. We take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly, and can perform at their highest potential.

As a Firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world, we know creativity and innovation are essential. A diverse team that sees challenges from different perspectives and cultural references drives creativity, fuels innovation, and strengthens relationships.

Also, in response to the continuing violence that impacts the Black community, Ice Miller has heeded the call to action to change the unequal treatment that continues to deny historically excluded people fundamental human rights and the respect and dignity that comes with them. The Firm created our Racial Justice Task Force to direct our racial justice work across a spectrum of opportunities including local grassroots organizations and high-level policy reform. Much of the Firm’s pro bono work focuses on racial justice both at the individual and community levels.

While we recognize that the work of dismantling injustice in society at large is far from over, we also recognize there are barriers that prevent talented individuals from entering into the legal profession as well. To help remove those barriers, Ice Miller is pleased to announce our Racial Justice Fellowship.

Fellowship awardees will receive:

  • A 10-week paid summer associate position during their 1L summer in Ice Miller’s Indianapolis or Columbus office
  • An opportunity to do work in support of Ice Miller’s Racial Justice Task Force during the summer program and through a paid, school-year clerkship
  • Formal education, training programs, and social events through Ice Miller’s summer associate program
  • One-on-one professional coaching (either in person or virtually) from an in-house coach certified by the International Federation of Coaching from the time the award is announced, throughout the 1L summer, and for the remainder of law school.
  • A $10,000 stipend upon offer and acceptance of a paid 2L summer associate position with Ice Miller which would be a part of the Firm’s standard summer associate program
  • Eligibility for consideration for full-time employment as an associate with the firm and/or paid legal work during the school year.

Application Process
Applicants for Ice Miller’s Racial Justice Fellowship must be a law student at an ABA-accredited law school with an expected graduation date in 2024. Applications will be accepted beginning in December each year, but final decisions may not be made until first semester grades are received.

The following application materials must be submitted:
1. Resume
2. Undergraduate Transcript (may be unofficial version)
3. Law School Transcript with first semester grades should be submitted when it becomes available; you need not wait for your first semester grades to apply (may be unofficial version)
4. First semester Legal Research & Writing Memorandum

Applications for Indianapolis should be submitted here.
Applications for Columbus should be submitted here.


Fox Rothschild 1L Diversity Fellowship

We recognize that successfully serving our clients and providing the caliber of legal services they have come to expect from us requires the teamwork of professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are committed to cultivating a diverse workplace that continually promotes opportunities for all. The Fox Fellowship will be open to qualified candidates interested in any of our 28 offices. Fox Fellowship recipients will receive the following:

An award of $15,000, conditioned on the following:
-$7,500 will be awarded after acceptance of a 2L summer associate position, and
-$7,500 will be awarded after acceptance of an entry-level associate position.

First-year law students who are members of groups that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession are welcome to apply to the Fox Rothschild 1L Diversity Fellowship. The link to the application and additional information can be found here.


Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Clerkship Program

For over a decade, the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Clerkship has helped launch the careers of law students of color in the Twin Cities. TCDIP strengthens the legal talent pipeline with strategic partnerships between TCDIP Members from law firms and corporate legal departments. TCDIP has more than 35 available positions for 1L students from historically under-represented racial and ethnic backgrounds available at TCDIP Member law firms in the Twin Cities. Students employed through the program will work at a TCDIP Member firm and a corporate legal department. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in valuable exposure to leadership, professional development, mentorship with an attorney outside their host firm, and connections to program alumni. Each available position is listed on our website and includes the corporate organization partnering with the firm. Qualified 1L students should submit their individual applications directly to the host firms following the instructions posted on our website. Any due application due dates are listed in the posting.


2022 Dinsmore Diversity Scholarship Program

Diversity is a core value and a prime ingredient of everything we do as Dinsmore attorneys. We know that assembling teams of lawyers with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints is essential to the excellent service and results we provide our clients. We are pleased to offer our Diversity Scholarship Program in partnership with several corporate leaders. We ask that students complete and submit the application forms above to indicate their specific interest in the opportunities available by January 14, 2022. Additional information about Dinsmore and copies of the applications may also be found on our website.


Bondurant Mixson & Elmore 1L Scholar Program with LCLD

Bondurant Mixson and Elmore, LLP is a 33-lawyer firm in midtown Atlanta exclusively focused on representing plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes business disputes. Chambers & Partners lists BME as one of only three firms with the highest ranking for commercial litigation in Georgia. And the National Law Journal has recognized the firm as one of the top 10 litigation boutiques in the United States.

BME is seeking exceptional, diverse 1L candidates who are interested in business trial and appellate litigation and who have a sincere desire to practice law in Atlanta long-term. Successful candidates will have a record of outstanding academic achievement and experience demonstrating potential to excel in the legal profession and contribute to the firm’s success.

For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.bmelaw.com. For details about the application process, click here.


2022 Chief Justice Henry E. Frye – Brooks Pierce Diversity Summer Fellowship

At Brooks Pierce, we are dedicated to fostering diverse and inclusive environments within our firm, the communities in which we practice, and the legal profession as a whole. We are committed to increasing opportunities for Lawyers of Color to pursue long-term careers with the Firm. We are proud to announce the 2022 Chief Justice Henry E. Frye – Brooks Pierce Diversity Summer Fellowship, honoring our colleague, a groundbreaking jurist and leader in the North Carolina bar. Applications are now being accepted. More information can be found here.


Best Best & Krieger LLP 2022 First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program

Best Best & Krieger LLP is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, promoting and retaining attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds. The value of diversity for our clients comes from the melding of differing experiences, cultures, talents, viewpoints and styles to drive creative and innovative solutions. Our diversity allows us to leverage different perspectives to approach complex legal issues in a way that provides the best outcome for our clients.

With these goals in mind, BB&K is pleased to offer our First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program. This Program will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in our participating offices: Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Ontario, Riverside and San Diego, CA. To qualify for the $7,500 scholarship, the recipient student must be invited and must return to BB&K the following summer. The $7,500 scholarship will be paid following completion of the student’s second summer with the firm.

Description
The BB&K First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program is open to all first year law students enrolled and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Students with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding attorney at BB&K are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic, personal and professional achievement.

Application Process
BB&K will accept applications from first year law students through February 4, 2022.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking here.


Mintz - 1L LCLD Diversity Summer Associate Program

Each summer we host first-year students in our Summer Associate program as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars. Our 1L Summer Associates participate in the same enriching summer program as our 2Ls, with the additional benefit of working directly with a Mintz client.

1L Summer Associates to spend a significant period of time, generally one to three weeks, working with a Mintz client’s in-house legal team. Opportunities are available for students interested in working in our Litigation, Corporate, and Intellectual Property sections. Students select their practice area of preference and are immersed in the section during the summer. Our 1L LCLD Diversity Summer Associate Program is offered exclusively in our Boston Office. Learn more.


Mintz - The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship for 2L Summer Associates

At Mintz, we strive to create an environment where people from all backgrounds are positioned for success. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity at the firm, and in the legal profession, we have awarded the Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship to an exemplary diverse law student each year since 2010.

The scholarship is given to community-minded 2Ls from diverse backgrounds who have shown academic excellence and commitment to diversity. Its namesake, Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011), the firm’s longest serving partner and the son of a founding partner, was known for his passion for people and his commitment to creating a progressive workplace.

Each year, we award up to two scholarships. Each scholarship recipient receives $20,000 toward tuition for their third year of law school and a paid position in our 2L Summer Associate program. Learn more.


Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program

Building on the legacy of founding partner Robert Strauss, we have long prioritized a diverse workforce as vital to outstanding client service. To further our diversity and inclusion efforts, we offer diverse law students this opportunity to spend six weeks with the firm working on legal matters, followed by four weeks at a firm client—all while being involved in the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Opportunities are available in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

The application period for the 2022 Program is open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, starting December 1st. Find more information here.


Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program

The summer after your 1L year, you’ll spend time working at the firm and working at a public interest organization of your choice across ten weeks. Pro Bono Scholars make a two-year commitment and return as 2L summer associates, eliminating the need to participate in on-campus interviews. The application period for the 2022 Program is open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, starting December 1st. Find more information here.


Akin Gump Financial Restructuring (Bankruptcy) Diversity & Inclusion Scholars Program

To further our diversity and inclusion efforts, we offer diverse law students the opportunity to join one of the firm’s globally recognized practices and gain early practice experience with our Financial Restructuring practice. Across two summers, Financial Restructuring Diversity & Inclusion Scholars will work directly with the practice, be mentored by leading practitioners and engage in meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives. During the first summer, scholars will spend six weeks with the firm, followed by four weeks at a firm client. Financial Restructuring Diversity & Inclusion Scholars commit to return to the firm as a 2L summer associate and commit to working in the financial restructuring practice. Opportunities are available in New York and Washington, D.C.

The application period for the 2022 Program is open. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, starting December 1st. Find more information here.


MORRISON & FOERSTER KEITH WETMORE 1L FELLOWSHIP

Diversity is a core value at Morrison & Foerster and we strive to attract, nurture, and retain the most talented and diverse lawyers. Our Keith Wetmore 1L Fellowship for Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion is an integral part of this long-term investment.

Each year, fellows are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and are invited to join the firm as paid summer associates. The fellowship program provides training and mentorship opportunities critical to professional development. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows have the option to return as second-year summer associates.

Fellows receive a payment of $25,000 (in addition to summer associate pay), which is typically paid in two equal amounts. Installments are awarded at the time that the candidate accepts his or her offer to return as a second-year summer associate, and when the candidate accepts an offer of full-time employment as an associate. The program provides outstanding law students whom have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement with the opportunity to see, experience, and benefit from working with talented colleagues.

To date, we have awarded 93 fellowships.

The deadline for the 2022 Wetmore Fellowship Program is January 31, 2022. For more information about the Fellowship and/or our other 1L opportunities, please click here to visit the 2022 1L Summer Associate Positions section of our Careers website.


Hausfeld's 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

At Hausfeld, we are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout our firm. By valuing different perspectives and experiences, we know that we produce better results for our clients and the communities we serve. To that end, Hausfeld has established a 1L Diversity Fellowship program that provides a unique summer employment opportunity for exceptional first-year law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the legal profession. Fellows are awarded a spot in the firm’s summer associate program and a $10,000 scholarship towards their 2L academic year. Fellows are paired with two firm mentors, a partner, and an associate, who in addition to the summer associate committee, provide support and structured feedback on work assignments and guidance on law firm culture and social events throughout the summer.

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm specializing in complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of antitrust, environmental threats, consumer protection, cybersecurity, mass torts, and civil and human rights. Our diverse team of attorneys has been appointed by federal courts to lead the nation’s most complex class actions. This position offers the opportunity for extremely substantive, interesting, and challenging work with recognized leaders in the bar. Applicants should be enthusiastic about this mission-driven work and the opportunity to dive into complex problem-solving challenges.

Successful applicants must demonstrate: (1) a record of academic excellence, (2) leadership experience, and (3) community involvement. Applications must include a cover letter or 1–2 page personal statement, resume, transcript, and short writing sample. First generation law students are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send your application materials to diversityfellowship@hausfeld.com.

Applications will be accepted from November 15, 2021 – January 30, 2022.

*The Firm requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants requesting exemption from this requirement because of a medical condition or religious belief should contact the Human Resources Department.


Baker Botts Diversity Fellowship Program

At Baker Botts, we are committed to the recruitment, retention and development of exceptional attorneys and law students. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and the integral role they play in the continued growth and success of our Firm. The Baker Botts Diversity Fellowship is one of our many diversity programs aimed at promoting diversity here at our Firm and in the legal profession.

The highly qualified candidates selected to receive a fellowship will be eligible to receive up to $12,500 in stipends throughout the duration of their participation in the program, in addition to a salaried Summer Associate position. The stipends are paid to the fellowship recipients when they receive and accept an offer to participate in the Summer Program and when they return to the firm.

The fellowship is open to all first year law students with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2024, currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.

More information on the fellowship and application process are available on our website. Questions? Please reach out to alison.ketabchi@bakerbotts.com.


Baker Botts 1L IP Diversity Fellowship

A global law firm with a distinguished heritage, Baker Botts is a leader in the field of Intellectual Property law. We seek exceptional law students who possess technical degrees or backgrounds to join us and contribute to the continued growth and success of our firm. With over 200 lawyers and patent professionals — who together hold 240 technical degrees— Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property legal team offers the strength and depth needed to provide sophisticated advice and counseling on a truly international scale.

The Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship will be awarded to a talented first-year law student interested in pursuing a long-term career in Intellectual Property Law. Our fellowship provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a large, global law firm and in the legal department of one of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The IP Diversity Fellow will participate in the firm’s 2022 Summer Program in our Dallas office, spending time both at the firm and with AT&T. During this time, the IP Diversity Fellow will receive hands-on experience working directly on AT&T matters both in-house and with outside counsel providing a unique 360 degree view of legal services for AT&T. The IP Diversity Fellow will have the benefit of mentors both at the firm and with AT&T.

At Baker Botts, we are committed to the recruitment, retention and development of exceptional attorneys and law students. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and the integral role they play in the continued growth and success of our firm. The Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship is one of our many diversity programs aimed at promoting diversity here at our firm and in the legal profession.

More information on the fellowship and application process are available on our website. Questions? Please reach out to megan.lacy@bakerbotts.com in Dallas.


Robinson Bradshaw Diversity Fellowship

The Robinson Bradshaw Diversity Fellowship furthers the firm's commitment to recruit and promote talented individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Fellows will benefit from hands-on learning, participate in networking and community engagement opportunities, and receive scholarship funds to assist with their law school expenses.

Fellowship Benefits

  • A paid position in our summer associate program.
  • Up to $25,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars program.
  • An opportunity to engage in an enrichment experience of the fellow's choosing.

The deadline to apply is January 17, 2022. For more information on the fellowship and how to apply, please visit our website.


Cooley US 1L Diversity Fellowship

As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first-year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $50,000 to assist with law school tuition.

Eligibility

We welcome applications from all law students who:

  • Are enrolled full time in an American Bar Association-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2024 at the time of application
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting DEI within their local communities and/or more broadly
  • Can participate in and complete Cooley's 2022 Summer Program
  • Are not the immediate family member of any partner or employee of Cooley LLP

For 1L students in the 2021 – 2022 academic year, applications must be received by January 10, 2022. Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to diversityfellowship@cooley.com. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange personal interviews. In the 2021 – 2022 application cycle, we anticipate all interviews will be conducted virtually.

More information is available on our website.


Cullen and Dykman and NJAW Diversity Fellowship

Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water (NJAW) share a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. To further this collective goal, we have teamed up to offer law students who demonstrate a personal dedication to this effort a unique summer work experience where the fellow will be able to experience both law firm practice and in-house legal practice within the same summer.

The fellowship is awarded annually to one first year (or second year evening) law student committed to contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. The fellowship is a paid position that spans two summers. During the first summer, the fellow will spend five weeks working in one of Cullen and Dykman’s office locations (to be determined on a case-by-case basis), where the fellow will have the opportunity to experience the firm’s various practice areas while interacting with many different partners and associates. The fellow will then spend five weeks in the Legal Department of New Jersey American Water, where the fellow will gain the experience and perspective of an in-house attorney at a New Jersey utility.

In the second summer, after successful completion of the first summer, the fellow will receive an offer to join Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program and will be considered for an offer of full-time employment at the firm following law school graduation.

Applications will be accepted from eligible law students on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2021 through February 15, 2022.

For additional information regarding the Cullen and Dykman LLP and NJAW Fellowship, please visit our website.


Smith Anderson Excellence in Diversity 1L Fellowship

Smith Anderson, the largest law firm headquartered in the globally recognized Research Triangle region, is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our firm, the legal profession and the greater business community. We seek to attract, develop and retain attorneys who share this commitment and who demonstrate the potential to make a positive contribution toward diversity and inclusion in the place we live and work, and that hundreds of companies, including science and technology firms, startups, nonprofits and academic institutions, call home. In furtherance of this commitment, we are proud to offer the Smith Anderson Excellence in Diversity 1L Fellowship.

We seek applications from first-year students who are enrolled full-time at ABA-accredited law schools; who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their activities, background and life experiences, as well as members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including first-generation college students and those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds; and who are interested in practicing law in the Research Triangle region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). This fellowship program may not be combined with any other diversity fellowship opportunity.

We will accept application materials between September 9, 2021 and January 7, 2022 (applicants who submit materials before receiving 1L grades should supplement their applications with those grades once received). More details and information on the application process are available here.


Vinson & Elkins' 1L Diversity Fellowship

Vinson & Elkins’ 1L Diversity Fellowship Vinson & Elkins awards some of the brightest law students from top law schools in the U.S. with Diversity Fellowships each year. Each awarded student receives a $25,000 scholarship and a paid clerkship in one of our U.S. offices (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Richmond, San Francisco or Washington, DC) the summer following their 1L year. Read more about the fellowship here.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all first-year law students (class of 2024), regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.
  • Attend and be in good standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Strong undergraduate and law school record and excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest in working at Vinson & Elkins, joining V&E as a Summer Associate, and advancing V&E’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

Applications will open later this fall in conjunction with the V&E 1L Summer Associate application. Sign up here to be notified when our application opens. Fellowships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

If you have questions related to the Diversity Fellowship, please reach out to Allie McWilliams at amcwilliams@velaw.com.


Ropes & Gray’s 2L Diversity Scholarship

The Roscoe Trimmier Jr. 2L Diversity Scholarship, named after our first African American partner, awards scholarships of $25,000 to a number of outstanding 2L students to help offset the expenses of their legal education, and a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school.

Criteria for the 2L Diversity Scholarship
In addition to meeting the criteria for the summer associate program, applicants for the scholarship must show:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Contributions to the community
  • Commitment to the practice of law
  • Genuine interest in Ropes & Gray

Eligibility Requirements

  • Outstanding undergraduate and law school academic achievement
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession
  • 2L enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school
  • U.S. citizen or authorization to work in the United States

When applying, applicants must provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Personal Statement* (500 words or less)

*The personal statement that is part of the application process should address the applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship, including, potentially, a description of the applicant’s leadership qualities, exceptional contributions to community and commitment to the practice of law.

To apply, please click here.


Baker McKenzie 2L Diversity Fellowship Program

The Baker McKenzie Diversity Fellowship Program furthers our commitment to recruit and develop talented lawyers who seek to contribute to Baker McKenzie's mission of inclusion and diversity, as well as the creation of a more inclusive legal profession.

The Baker McKenzie Diversity Fellowships are awarded to second year law students (2Ls) committed to diversity within the legal community. Diversity Fellows are selected after an application process and each recipient receives USD$10,000.

Applicants must receive an offer of summer employment for their second-year summer; be a member of a population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession; and complete an application form and brief personal statement.

To apply, please click HERE where you will be asked to complete the application and submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your current résumé
  • A copy of your undergraduate transcript
  • A copy of your law school transcript
  • A personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, addressing both of the following:
    • Explain how your academic and personal strengths have prepared you for a career in law
    • Describe how your background and/or experiences would contribute to Baker McKenzie's missions of inclusion & diversity

You must have made application to the Baker McKenzie 2L Summer Associate Program in the US or Toronto offices. The Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship will only be awarded to individuals who receive an offer for a summer associate position.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, starting December 1.


Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP – The Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Scholarship

In furtherance of the Firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we’re proud to announce the launch of a fellowship program to promote the recruitment, advancement, and retention of attorneys from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

The Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowship, named in honor of the Firm’s first African-American partner, will be open to second-year law students applying to the 2022 Summer Associate Program in any of our US offices. Its goal is not only to attract diverse talent, but also to develop and retain those associates across the Firm.

In addition to the comprehensive training, substantive experience, and salary associated with summer program participation, fellowship recipients will receive $50,000 paid in periodic financial stipends to help defray the costs of tuition, student loans, and other law school-related expenses.

Application Process
Students interested in the Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowship should submit their application materials (online application, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and personal statement) for both the Diversity Fellowship and our summer associate program online here. Fellowship applications will be considered in tandem with the offer process for our 2022 summer associate program. Students must first receive an offer to join Simpson Thacher in order to then be awarded a Conrad Harper Fellowship.

The $50,000 award will be paid in four installments:

  • $15,000 upon joining our 2022 summer program
  • $15,000 upon starting with the Firm as a first-year associate
  • $10,000 at the completion of the first year of practice at Simpson, and
  • $10,000 at the completion of the second year of practice with the Firm

More information about the Fellowship, including eligibility, and selection criteria can be found here.

Fellowship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, July 9, 2021. Award decisions will be made throughout the summer. Feel free to contact Jessica Maroney Shillito at Jessica.Shillito@stblaw.com for additional questions.


Jenner & Block LLP 2022 2L Diversity Scholarships

Jenner & Block remains steadfast in our resolve to pursue diversity and inclusion in everything we do and to continue to fight for greater equity and justice through our work. Our Diversity Scholarship is aimed at increasing opportunities for talented law students who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. Two $15,000 scholarships will be awarded on a non-renewable basis to students graduating in 2023. Accepting this scholarship will commit the recipient to spending their 2L summer at the firm. Applications should include a resume, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript, and a personal statement. To apply, send your applications materials to diversityscholarship@jenner.com by the end of summer 2021. Learn more about our application process here.


Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC — The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC offers The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program, open to 1L law student applicants. The purpose of The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program is to provide meaningful law firm experience to aspiring law students who bring diversity to the legal profession.

The paid clerkship runs for ten to twelve weeks, 40 hour per week. One applicant will be selected for summer, which will be for one of Bond’s Upstate New York offices (Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, or Rochester).

For more information visit www.bsk.com/careers.


Fish & Richardson 2021 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Launched in 2005, Fish & Richardson’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides annual fellowships to diverse first-year law students throughout the country. The Program represents a key component of the firm’s ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices; mentoring by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and up to a $30,000 award.

Eligibility
Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to diversity and inclusion through their involvements in law school or other community efforts and initiatives; may include being a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, or identifying as a person with disabilities, openly LGBTQ, and/or a military veteran; and have a technical background and sincere interest in intellectual property law at Fish & Richardson.

  • Please note, the application deadline for the 2021 Diversity Fellowship has passed. Please visit our Careers page to see a list of available openings, and follow Fish on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to receive announcements about next year’s program.
  • For more information about the Fellowship or to print out a checklist of required support materials, please click here.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Fellowship can be found here.


Cadwalader’s Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Catherine Noyes Lee was elected our first woman partner nearly 80 years ago, while also becoming the first woman partner of a major Wall Street firm. Catherine pursued bold change not only to fulfill her own career aspirations, but also to support those of her contemporaries and future generations of women and girls. As she told The New York World-Telegram newspaper at the time of her election to the partnership, “I hope other old firms will think about this and take women lawyers in. It has not been their policy. I could name one woman lawyer after another who would be a distinct asset as a partner.”

To honor and build on Catherine’s legacy, and to acknowledge the vast collective of voices who have more recently called for – and demanded – bold change for greater equity and social justice, we are pleased to announce the Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity Scholarship.

The application is currently open through June 28. Please visit our website for more information and the link to apply: https://diversityscholarship.cadwalader.com/.

About the Program:

  • The 2L Diversity Scholar will be an outstanding second-year law student with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • The 2L Diversity Scholar will be a summer associate in our New York office.
  • The 2L Diversity Scholar will be paid the summer associate salary during their 10 weeks and will be eligible to receive a scholarship of $15,000. The first half of the scholarship ($7,500) will be paid upon completion of the 10-week fellowship and acceptance of a full-time offer to join the firm as a first-year associate. The second half of the scholarship ($7,500) will be paid upon the start date of employment. Applicants may not be the recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm.

Application Process
Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Resume
  • A personal statement of no more than 750 words that addresses the following questions:
    • Why diversity is important to you?
    • How have you been a leader in your community?
  • The names of two (2) references who can attest to the applicant's character and leadership skills
  • Undergraduate and law school transcripts

Materials must be submitted through our online application.

Application Criteria

  • US Citizen or authorized to work in the US
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession, including law students who are (a) members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups (b) women (c) LGBTQ (d) differently abled or (e) from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Enrollment at an ABA-accredited law school with an expected graduation date of spring 2023
  • Outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and active involvement in the community

Application Timing

  • The application for our 2021 2L Diversity Scholarship Program will be open from May 15, 2021 through June 28, 2021.
  • Completed applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM (EDT) June 28, 2021.


White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship

The diversity of our lawyers is a source of strength, and the nature of our client’s needs requires collaboration across borders. We attract students who value learning about different cultures, experiences, languages and viewpoints. Our mission is to continue to build upon this strength and create an environment where all who work here are encouraged, assisted and inspired to reach their potential. Our commitment to inclusion has made us an employer of choice worldwide.

As a White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship recipient, you will participate in our ten-week Summer Program in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Silicon Valley, or Washington, DC. Fellows will participate in an intensive training program in conjunction with our US Summer Associate Conference in New York.

You will partake in all aspects of the Summer Program, including our training sessions, the US Summer Associate Conference, ongoing mentorship opportunities, networking with our lawyers and attendance at social events. You will also gain valuable insight into what we do and what it means to practice law by working with and observing our lawyers. We know that timely and meaningful feedback is important to your professional growth, and you will receive feedback regarding your work over the course of the summer. A successful fellow will be invited to return to the Firm for the following summer.

The selection process is highly competitive, and a successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in your community or at school
  • The desire to pursue a global career in an international law firm

Applications will be accepted from 1L law students in early December and will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information on how to apply, please visit our careers website.


White & Case First Generation Professional Scholarship

White & Case’s First Generation Professional Scholarship is designed to support socioeconomic balance for first generation professionals looking to gain experience in a legal setting and to complement their academic success. The scholarship provides holistic support to first generation professionals to help them flourish in a professional environment through financial aid, mentorship and professional development. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to students who join us as summer associates following their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited school and are the first in their family to graduate from college, as well as students who are from working-class or lower-income backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted from rising 2L law students for our New York office beginning on June 4, 2021 and will be considered on a rolling basis through July 5, 2021. To apply for this scholarship, please apply online at www.whitecase.com/usgraduates. Once application materials are submitted, applicants will automatically be invited to participate in a video screening interview through the Outmatch interview platform. Email recruit@whitecase.com with questions or click here to access our careers site.


Linklaters Making Links 2L Diversity Fellowship Program

Linklaters is pleased to introduce our Making Links 2L Diversity Fellowship program in our New York and Washington, D.C., offices. As a Making Links 2L Diversity Fellow at Linklaters, you will participate in our ten-week summer associate program. Throughout the program, you will receive valuable experience working alongside attorneys; training and mentoring from partners and associates; and meaningful client engagement.

Fellows are eligible to receive a stipend of US$25,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) after acceptance of a full-time offer to join the Firm as an associate in 2023.

Eligibility: Linklaters’ Making Links 2L Diversity Fellowship is open to second-year U.S. law students from underrepresented groups in the legal profession. To be an eligible applicant, a student must:

  • be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school with an expected graduation date of 2023;
  • have a long-term interest in practicing law in one of Linklaters’ U.S. offices; and
  • not be the recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm or other employer during the same time period.

Application process: Applications will be accepted from June 1 through September 3, 2021. Click here to access our careers site. To apply, please provide your resume, unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts, a legal writing sample of 10 pages or less, and a personal statement of up to 500 words.

If you have any questions regarding the Making Links 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, please email usrecruit@linklaters.com.


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP 2022 Diversity Scholarship Program

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is pleased to announce its 2022 Diversity Scholarship Program for law students committed to supporting diversity in the legal profession.

Primarily designed to increase the number of diverse law students interested in summer and long-term employment with Nelson Mullins, the scholarship program fits squarely into the Firm's commitment to inclusive excellence and robust diversity in all aspects of Firm life. Awardees will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position at one of the Firm’s 25 offices. (Placement will be determined on a case-by-case basis.) The scholarship may be used toward law school tuition, fees and selected school-related costs such as books and course materials. Up to three scholarships will be awarded for the summer associate class of 2022.

This merit based program is open to 2L students in a full-time JD program (with expected graduation in 2023).

Applicants are considered across several factors, including:

  • Academic achievement at an ABA accredited law school
  • Commitment to diversity within the legal profession
  • Excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills (including an ability to work in and lead diverse groups, recognize and understand multiple perspectives, and promote collaboration)
  • Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period
  • Commitment to spend at least eight weeks with the firm as a summer associate

The factors considered in the selection of the award recipient include a focus on a wide array of student backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences — including those associated with race, gender, age, ethnicity/ national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital/parental status and more. We also consider issues of diversity that may be reflected in beliefs among prospective student awardees—whether political, economic, social, or philosophical.

The selection process coincides with Nelson Mullins’ regular summer associate recruiting process. Awardees will be chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee and will receive the scholarship award following successful completion of the Firm’s 2022 summer associate program. Interested applicants should upload a statement of interest (less than 500 words), a current resume and a current law school transcript, along with a list of two academic or professional references, to diversityscholarship@nelsonmullins.com. Please put in the subject line “Diversity Scholarship Application –NAME”.

Submissions will be accepted July 26, 2021 to September 1, 2021.


Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP 2021 Diversity Scholars Program

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP is committed to increasing the diversity of the legal profession, particularly in our areas of practice - complex civil, intellectual property, and white-collar criminal litigation.

As part of our commitment to enhance that diversity, we invite qualified candidates to apply to our annual diversity scholars program. In recent years, we’ve awarded more than $300,000 in scholarship money to numerous recipients, who represent a range of diversity. This year, Keker, Van Nest & Peters will award up to $75,000 in scholarship grants, split among up to four recipients. The exact amount and number of scholarships will depend on the number, qualifications and financial needs of applicants.

Required Qualifications
Qualified scholarship applicants must be current first-year law students who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of litigators in our community. While financial need is not required, it will be strongly considered. Other factors considered will include the applicant’s personal background, academic record, employment history, clinical or other non-academic legal experience, community service, and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in complex litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area after graduation. Employees of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, family members of employees, and persons with pending or accepted offers of employment are not eligible.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications is February 12, 2021. Questions and completed applications can be sent to: ScholarshipApplications@keker.com.


Norton Rose Fulbright 2021 1L Diversity Fellowship

Norton Rose Fulbright remains deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace – and to reaping the benefits that accrue from creating such a culture. The Diversity Fellowship Program is the latest example of Norton Rose Fulbright's continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

The Norton Rose Fulbright Fellowship will provide a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and related expenses. The Norton Rose Fulbright 1L Diversity Fellowship recipient will also receive a paid summer associate position in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Antonio, or Washington, D.C. office.

Applicants for the 1L Diversity Fellowship must submit their application between December 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021. Norton Rose Fulbright will choose the fellowship recipient in early 2021. The Fellow would work as a summer associate during summer 2021.

Law students encouraged to apply include highly motivated members of diverse populations that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, first-generation college and/or graduate students, disabled individuals, veterans and students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates should be committed to promoting diversity and, ideally, will have demonstrated that commitment in their communities, schools and/or workplaces. We will also consider personal achievements, academic achievements and demonstrated leadership ability.

Learn more about the 1L Diversity Fellowship and application process.


Norton Rose Fulbright 2021 2L Diversity Fellowships

Norton Rose Fulbright remains deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace – and to reaping the benefits that accrue from creating such a culture. The Diversity Fellowship Program is the latest example of Norton Rose Fulbright's continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

The Norton Rose Fulbright Fellowship will provide a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and related expenses. The Norton Rose Fulbright 2L Diversity Fellowship recipient(s) will also receive a paid summer associate position in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio, St. Louis, or Washington, DC office.

Applicants for the 2L Diversity Fellowship must submit their application between December 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, while enrolled in their second year of law school. Norton Rose Fulbright will choose the fellowship recipient(s) in early 2021. The Fellow would work as a summer associate during summer 2021 and would agree to join Norton Rose Fulbright as a full-time associate upon graduating from law school or completion of a judicial clerkship.

Law students encouraged to apply include highly motivated members of diverse populations that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, first-generation college and/or graduate students, disabled individuals, veterans and students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates should be committed to promoting diversity and, ideally, will have demonstrated that commitment in their communities, schools or workplaces. They also will be judged on personal achievements, academic achievements and proven leadership ability.

Learn more about the 2L Diversity Fellowship and application process.


Cooley Diversity Fellowship 2021

As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate. Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

We welcome applications from all law school students who:

  • Are enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2023 at the time of application
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within their local communities and/or more broadly
  • Can participate in and complete Cooley's 2021 summer associate program
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021

Selection criteria

Fellows will be selected based on consideration of the following factors:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Undergraduate and law school academic performance achievement
  • Personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Community service

Application process

Applications must be submitted online and should include:

  • A complete and accurate online application; only one application will be considered
  • A personal statement no more than one single-spaced page in length, demonstrating the achievement of the selection criteria for the diversity fellowship
  • Current resume
  • Undergraduate transcript; unofficial transcripts are acceptable
  • Graduate program transcripts, if applicable
  • Law school transcript following the receipt of first-term grades. Please note that due to the nature of a rolling application review process, offer decisions may be rendered prior to receipt of first-term law school grades

For 1L students in the 2020 – 2021 academic year, applications must be received by January 8, 2021. Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to diversityfellowship@cooley.com. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange for personal interviews. In the 2020 – 2021 application cycle, all interviews will be conducted virtually.

Please direct any inquiries to diversityfellowship@cooley.com.



Barnes & Thornburg Diversity Scholarship

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, we are pleased to offer a 1L Diversity Scholarship for a summer position in our Indianapolis, South Bend/Elkhart and Chicago markets.

Scholarship recipients will have a paid position in the firm’s summer associate program. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, the scholarship recipient will receive $5,000. Scholarship recipients who return for a second summer will receive $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate. Scholarship recipients that accept an entry-level associate offer will receive an additional $5,000 when they join the firm.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a first year (1L) law student in good standing whose background, experience, personal attributes and/or characteristics contribute to Barnes & Thornburg’s diversity, equity and inclusion commitment and goals
  • Demonstrate excellent academic and personal achievement
  • Demonstrate tangible commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity generally, relative to Barnes & Thornburg and the broader legal profession
  • Be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school

How to Apply
Applicants will be accepted online only as of December 1, 2020 using the following link: https://btlaw.com/en/careers/law-students

  • Submit a cover letter
  • Provide current resume (including undergraduate and law school GPA)
  • Submit a personal statement (separate and distinct from the cover letter), describing aspects of your background, personal attributes, characteristics, experiences, etc. that you feel best demonstrate your commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity and how such will contribute meaningfully to Barnes & Thornburg and to the legal profession as a whole.


Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program

Arent Fox is seeking applications for its annual Diversity Scholarship Program. The BOS, DC, LA, NY and SF offices will each award one second-year law student $20,000 and a salaried position. The scholarship will be paid in two installments: $10,000 during the second-year summer and another $10,000 payable when the student returns to Arent Fox as an associate after graduation.

The Firm will accept applications on a rolling basis through February 1, 2021. Candidates may only apply to one office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements
- Second-year law student, in good standing, at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S.
- Scheduled to graduate in 2022
- Excellent college and law school academic performance
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, work experience, and community involvement
- Authorized to work in the U.S.
- Member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession
- Must join the 2021 Arent Fox Summer Program after their second year of law school
- Have a strong interest in joining the Firm as an associate after law school graduation

Required Application Materials
- Completed electronic Diversity Scholarship Application (you can only apply to one office)
- Personal Essay (one page single or double spaced): How will you be Smart in Arent Fox's World
- Resume
- Undergraduate Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
- Law School Transcript
- Legal Writing Sample (5-10 pages, single or double spaced). Must be exclusively your own work. The sample may be from your legal writing course in law school.
- Contact information of three professional or academic references. (Letters of recommendation are optional.)

To apply, please visit https://www.arentfox.com/careers/attorney-opportunities. Select the office you wish to apply to in the “Apply Now” drop down menu, choose the Diversity Scholar application and submit all required materials.

For more information, please visit https://www.arentfox.com/careers/diversity.

Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Cullen and Dykman and NJAW Diversity Fellowship

Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water (NJAW) share a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. To further this collective goal, we have teamed up to offer law students who demonstrate a personal dedication to this effort a unique summer work experience.

The fellowship is awarded annually to one first year (or second year evening) law student committed to contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. The fellowship is a paid position that spans two summers. During the first summer, the fellow will spend five weeks working in one of Cullen and Dykman’s New Jersey office locations (to be determined on a case-by-case basis), where the fellow will have the opportunity to experience the firm’s various practice areas while interacting with many different partners and associates. The fellow will then spend five weeks in the Legal Department of New Jersey American Water, where the fellow will gain the experience and perspective of an in-house attorney at a New Jersey utility.

In the second summer, after successful completion of the first summer, the fellow will join Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program and will be considered for an offer of full-time employment at the firm following law school graduation.

Eligible candidates for the summer of 2021 must be enrolled in good standing in a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. with an expected graduation date of Spring 2023. Law students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Current resume.
  • Law school transcript (unofficial or official).
  • Legal writing sample.
  • A personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) that describes the applicant’s interest in participating in the fellowship and how the applicant will contribute meaningfully to diversity initiatives in the legal profession.

Candidates will interview with attorneys from both Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water.

Applications for the summer of 2021 must be received by January1, 2021. Applications should be submitted by email in a single Adobe PDF file to Adele Mauro, Human Resources Manager, amauro@cullenllp.com.  Please put in the subject line “NJAW Diversity Fellowship – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME”.



Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award

Paul Hastings is committed to building a diverse team of professionals and fostering an inclusive work environment. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to offer the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award to select first or second-year law students.

Recipients of the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award will receive a paid 1L and/or 2L summer associate position and a $10,000 scholarship to be distributed as follows: $5,000 will be awarded upon joining our summer program; $5,000 will be awarded upon joining the firm as a full-time associate following graduation from law school.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligibility

We welcome applications from all 1L and 2L law students who:

  • Are enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals as a result of background, experience, personal attributes or characteristics
  • Apply and receive an offer to join the Paul Hastings summer program in one of our U.S. offices
  • Are likely to practice after graduation in one of our U.S. offices
  • 1L applicants must submit a completed application by February 19, of their 1L year
  • 2L applicants must submit a completed application by January 18, of their 2L year
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1 and August 31.

Selection Criteria

Recipients will be selected based on the following factors:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals
  • Undergraduate and law school academic performance
  • Personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Community service
  • Commitment to succeed as a lawyer in a large, private practice environment
  • Personal statement


Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Diversity Scholarship

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion among our attorneys and other professionals, and believe that including attorneys and staff members from diverse backgrounds is a critically important element in providing quality legal services to our clients and a productive working environment for our team members. In furtherance of our efforts to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm, we are pleased to offer the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship. The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship is one example of how we seek candidates who demonstrate personal and professional excellence, and who bring diverse life experiences to our team.

The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship provides, in Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s discretion, a $7,500.00 scholarship to one (1) or two (2) outstanding first or second year law students who are enrolled at an ABA accredited law school and who participate in the firm’s summer associate program, to assist in offsetting his or her law school expenses. The scholarship is in addition to the salary paid to the student for his or her Summer Associate position.

The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship is available to students who are members of underrepresented or minority groups. Applicants must have outstanding undergraduate and law school academic credentials, demonstrated leadership abilities, and community involvement. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to practice law after graduating from law school in the geographic area of one of our firm’s offices.

Eligibility for the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship requires that the recipient participate in and complete the firm’s summer associate program following his or her first or second year of law school, for a minimum of eight weeks. Shumaker will select the office in which the student will work, but will attempt to place the student in the office location of his or her choice. The scholarship will be paid upon the student’s completion of the firm’s summer associate program.

Students who are interested in applying for the Shumaker Diversity Scholarship must submit the following documents:

  1. A completed application form, together with a current law school transcript.
  2. A current resume, including a description of the applicant’s academic and leadership skills, community involvement, and personal and professional accomplishments.
  3. A legal writing sample.
  4. Optional: Letters of recommendation from three academic or professional references or their contact information.

Applications should be sent via email to: wsmartin@shumaker.com.

Find more information and application materials here.


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (MNGD), a full-service law firm with offices located in the Pacific Northwest and California, is dedicated to providing superior and comprehensive legal services to a wide range of the region’s prominent businesses, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals. We recognize that diversity is a fundamental part of providing quality legal services, but that historical disadvantages have led to the underrepresentation of certain diverse groups within the legal profession, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, persons that identify as LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. MNGD is therefore dedicated to increasing and promoting diversity and representation of historically underrepresented groups, both within the firm and within the region’s legal, business, public-sector, and philanthropic communities.

As part of our mission to advance diversity and inclusion, MNGD has created a multifaceted Diversity Program that includes our 1L diversity fellowships. MNGD will be offering one fellowship in our Seattle office and one fellowship in our Portland office in 2020. Each fellowship recipient will receive a paid, ten-week summer associate position, and after successful completion of the summer associate fellowship, will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

APPLICANT CRITERIA

To apply for the fellowship, you must:

  • Be a first-year student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Intend to work, live, and practice law in the Pacific Northwest following graduation
  • Be willing and able to fill a summer associate position at MNGD for at least ten weeks
  • Demonstrate academic excellence, strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and meaningful contributions to the community

APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED

1. Statement of interest (two- to five-pages), in which you describe the following:

  • Significant community-service organizations or projects in which you have participated
  • Leadership roles you have held and the lessons you have learned from those experiences
  • Other qualifications, professional experiences, life experiences, or indicators of success that you believe qualify you to aid MNGD in its mission to increase and promote diversity and inclusion as described in the first paragraph above

2. Current resume

3. Copy of your grades from your first semester of law school (you may send later if they are not available by our application deadline) and a copy of your undergraduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable for each)

4. List of three academic or professional references

5. Self-edited legal writing sample

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS

Applications for the first-year fellowship will be accepted beginning December 1, 2019, at millernash.com/careers. Please do not send materials prior to December 1.

Apply after December 1 by emailing the materials listed above as one combined PDF to:

  • MNRecruiting@millernash.com
  • Attention of Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion

DEADLINE
5:00 p.m. (PST) on January 8, 2020


BINGHAM GREENEBAUM DOLL DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Bingham Greenebaum Doll is committed to creating an inclusive, respectful, and open culture made up of talented individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to sustain a work environment in which each individual’s perspective, background, skills, and abilities are valued. To achieve this mission, Bingham Greenebaum Doll is committed to hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse team of employees who reflect the various communities in which we work. We strive to create a climate of inclusion, grow our talent pool, and foster innovation and creativity.

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, we are pleased to offer the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Diversity Scholars Program. Participant candidates must be first-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to contributing meaningfully to the diversity and inclusion goals of Bingham Greenebaum Doll and the legal profession. The Scholars Program participant(s) will have a paid position in the firm’s summer associate program in the Indianapolis and/or Louisville Office. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, Scholars Program participants will receive $5,000. In addition, Scholars Program participants who return for a second summer will receive $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be enrolled and in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school.
  • Possess a record of academic achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career.
  • Applicants should want to be part of a talented and driven team, possess a high level of work intensity and value practicing law in a highly focused but collegial setting.
  • Factors considered in the selection of scholarship recipients include demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be committed to contributing meaningfully to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Eligible Applicants Must Submit the Following Materials:

  • Cover letter stating why or how your background and personal attributes or characteristics will contribute to the diversity goals of Bingham Greenebaum Doll and the legal profession.
  • Cover letter should state office of interest, Indianapolis or Louisville. Please include why you are interested in the Indianapolis or Louisville legal market.
  • Current resume including law school and undergraduate GPAs.
  • Application materials must be received by Monday, January 20, 2020 (if all law school grades are not received by the deadline date, please submit available grades and the remainder of grades can be submitted as they are received).
  • Email application materials to: Shannon Williams; Chief Legal Talent Officer, swilliams@bgdlegal.com


DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

We believe that a diverse workforce provides better service to our clients and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff. We have thus made recruitment, retention, and promotion of attorneys who add to our overall diversity, including attorneys of color and underrepresented groups, a priority for our firm.

To help us meet our commitment to diversity, we have established the Davis Wright Tremaine 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. We offer a total of five scholarships in the following offices: Los Angeles (1), New York (1), Portland (1) Seattle (1), and Washington, D.C. (1). These consist of a paid Summer Associate position and $10,000 for the student’s second year tuition and expenses.

The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds, who:

  • Have a record of academic achievement in both undergraduate school and the first year of law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law
  • Are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession
  • Are committed to practicing in the Pacific Northwest after law school (for the Seattle and Portland offices only)

For more information on how to apply, please visit our website here.

Questions?
Hiroko Peraza
Sr. Manager of Attorney Recruiting & Inclusion
503.778.5356
HirokoPeraza@dwt.com


Norton Rose Fulbright 2L Diversity Fellowship

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce that it has established a new diversity fellowship for a second-year law student that will provide a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and related expenses.

The Norton Rose Fulbright 2L Diversity Fellowship recipient also would be a paid summer associate in our Dallas office who would participate in the Summer Associate Academy, training sessions and social and professional events and spend part of the summer working off-site at Toyota Motor North America, a firm client.

Norton Rose Fulbright remains deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace - and to reaping the benefits that accrue from creating such a culture. The Diversity Fellowship Program is the latest example of Norton Rose Fulbright's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

Applicants for the 2L Diversity Fellowship need to apply between May 1-July 5, 2019, after they have completed their first year of law school. Norton Rose Fulbright will choose the fellowship recipient in fall 2019. The fellow would then work as a summer associate in summer 2020 and would agree to join Norton Rose Fulbright as a full-time associate in its Dallas office upon graduating from law school or completion of a judicial clerkship.

Law students encouraged to apply include highly motivated members of diverse populations that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, first-generation college and/or graduate students, disabled individuals, veterans and socio-economic minorities.

What is the Fellowship?
Norton Rose Fulbright's Diversity Fellowship provides up to US$10,000.00 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) in scholarship funds to assist with law school tuition and related expenses. The Fellow will receive a paid 2L summer associate position. This Fellowship is awarded to one (1) highly motivated second-year law student. In order to receive the full amount of the scholarship, eligible candidates must receive and accept an offer to return to Norton Rose Fulbright as a full-time associate following law school graduation or the completion of a judicial clerkship. The award will be paid in two (2) installments: one (1) US$5,000.00 payment upon acceptance of Norton Rose Fulbright's offer to join as a 2L summer associate and one (1) US$5,000.00 payment upon commencing full-time employment with Norton Rose Fulbright following law school graduation or the completion of a judicial clerkship. Should the student either not receive a full-time offer or decline the firm's full-time offer, the student will be ineligible to receive the second installment of US$5,000.00.

Eligibility
Eligible candidates must be enrolled, in good standing and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the US with an expected graduation date in spring 2021. Norton Rose Fulbright encourages students attending Texas law schools to apply, including students at:

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • SMU Dedman School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • Texas Southern University-Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center

Interested applicants should be authorized to work in the US and have a strong interest in joining our Dallas office as a full-time associate upon graduating from law school or the completion of a judicial clerkship. Students may not be the recipient of a diversity scholarship award from another law firm during the award year. Furthermore, candidates must be able to participate in the entirety of Norton Rose Fulbright's 2020 Summer Program in the Dallas office; split summers between Norton Rose Fulbright offices and/or another employer are not permitted.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the ability to provide documentation proving authorization to work in the United States, and the successful completion and satisfactory results of a conflicts check and background search.

The application process is open to all rising second-year law students (class of 2021) enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.

Mentoring
The Fellow will be assigned a Fellowship Mentor. The Mentor will be assigned as soon as the Fellowship has been awarded and will continue throughout the year. The Mentor will serve as a liaison between the student and the firm and will help guide the Fellow's professional growth before, during and after participation in the firm's summer program.

Application process and requirements
Norton Rose Fulbright will accept applications from candidates between May 1, 2019 and July 5, 2019. All applications will be reviewed by Norton Rose Fulbright's Diversity Fellowship Selection Committee, which will be composed of members of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion and Hiring Committees. Finalists will also be interviewed after applications are submitted. The Fellow will be notified in early Fall 2019.

Please note that if you submit your application for the Norton Rose Fulbright Diversity Fellowship but are not chosen to interview for the program, you are still eligible for consideration for Norton Rose Fulbright's 2020 Summer Program.

A complete application must include:

  • Submission of a complete and accurate application form
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial or official law school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or personal though at least one reference should be an academic reference)
  • A personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, that describes your talents, experiences, how diversity and inclusion in the academic or other environment has had a personal impact, and how you would contribute to or advance diversity and inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright

While we do require you to submit a law school transcript as part of your application, we understand that some law schools may not release first-year grades by our submission deadline. If this is the case, please include the grades you have received at the time of your submission. You may supplement your application with a final transcript by emailing it to usdiversityfellowship@nortonrosefulbright.com.

Download the Norton Rose Fulbright Diversity Fellowship application.
Download the EEO self-ID application.

Selection criteria
The Fellow must meet the academic and hiring criteria of Norton Rose Fulbright's summer associate program. Other factors the Selection Committee will consider include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Academic and personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Work experience
  • Interest in Norton Rose Fulbright

Completed applications should be submitted to usdiversityfellowship@nortonrosefulbright.com by 11:59 pm ET on July 5, 2019 in a single Adobe PDF file. Please title the subject line of your email: YOUR NAME: 2020 Diversity Fellowship Program Application. Please note that only completed and timely applications are guaranteed consideration. Applications submitted after the final deadline and/or missing any of the required materials will be reviewed at the firm's discretion.


ES Scholars

Established in 2005, Eversheds Sutherland Scholars is an intensive three-week summer program for recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors from a variety of personal and cultural backgrounds. The award-winning program, offered in Eversheds Sutherland's Atlanta and Washington DC offices, is offered at no cost and is designed to introduce students to the rigors of law school. Scholars are exposed to topics such as how to navigate the law school admission process, what to expect during the first year of law school, and getting a job upon graduation. The program engages a law professor to teach introductory classes in Contracts and Legal Research & Writing (with exams), provides the scholars with a chance to hear from and visit with a variety of legal professionals and includes a modest stipend. In 2018, Eversheds Sutherland announced its partnership with Turner to co-host its Scholars program in the Atlanta office and renamed it as Turner Eversheds Sutherland Scholars.

The first year of law school can be challenging. The Scholars program helps to demystify the law school experience by exposing students to everything they will need to be successful. Eversheds Sutherland attorneys and other legal professionals lead intensive roundtable discussions that include:

  • Opportunities to Excel in Law School: Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trials and Clinical Programs
  • How to Form an Effective Study Group
  • Tips on Building Relationships with Professors
  • Legal Research and Writing Techniques
  • Business Etiquette Training
  • Preparing for Life After Law School

Eligibility Criteria:
Eversheds Sutherland Scholars will be selected on a competitive basis. Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Preference will be given to recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
  • Submission of a completed application and supporting documents by the application deadline

The application deadlines are:

  • Atlanta: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Washington: Friday, June 21, 2019

To apply, please visit https://www.esscholars.com/Home

If you have any questions, please send your email to ESscholars@eversheds-sutherland.com.



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