This year, in place of traditional OCI, we will be hosting a cocktail reception for all 1Ls at UVA on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m.. This event serves to remove the less pleasant aspects of OCI and allows everyone to meet one another in a more natural and relaxed setting. The event will give us the chance to meet all 1Ls who are interested in the firm- not just ones who could get an interview slot through the list-matching process- and without the stress of having to rush off to another interview. Callback interviews will be conducted over the summer, and offers held for at least a month after OCI takes place so students have plenty of time to weigh their options, should they choose.
It would be great if you could circulate this invite to your groups 1L members. I have attached a copy of the invite, and the details are below as well. Please let me know if you are able to assist with this.
Who’s Invited: 1L students
Why: We want to meet you and for you to meet us in a more natural/more social environment than OCI interviews — and without the 20 minute time constraints
Objective: This is to replace the OCI interviews in the Fall.
Procedure: If you like us, send us your resume anytime after June 1, 2013. We will schedule interviews beginning this summer. Offers will be delivered throughout the summer and held open through OCI.
Where: The Local, 824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA
When: Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: Natalie Martinez at email@example.com
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2013 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ's 2013 Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.
Please pass this information onto any law students who are eligible to take advantage of these great opportunities. For more information about individual scholarships, and eligibility requirements, please click here.
Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. Law Students can join at the rate of $15. Student membership applications can be found here.
All AAJ Law Student Scholarship information can be viewed by clicking here.
For more information and questions, contact Catherine Rodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-944-2834.
Sidley Austin LLP’s D.C., Dallas and Houston offices are excited to announce the Fourth Annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program to be held this summer in D.C., Dallas and Houston. We encourage all diverse 1L students at The University of Virginia School of Law who would like to practice in D.C., Dallas or Houston law firms after graduation and who plan to spend their upcoming summer in the D.C., Dallas or Houston area to apply. For an outline of the program, eligibility requirements and program application, please see the attached. The mentor program is expected to take place during June and July 2013.
Space for mentees is limited and completed applications are due by Monday, April 22, 2013. Individuals interested in working in the D.C. office should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and completed application to Alexis Atkins, Legal Recruiting Assistant, at email@example.com for consideration. Individuals interested in working in the Dallas or Houston offices should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and completed application to Megan Moyer, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
In an effort to recruit and nurture legal talent at an early stage, we have established a paid summer intern program for a first-year law student with a diverse background. Our first-year summer intern program coincides with our
second-year summer associate program and lasts for ten weeks. During the ten weeks, the student will perform substantive legal work, learn more about the law and our practice areas, receive constructive performance feedback, and will be mentored by members of our professional staff. We believe that this early training and guidance is invaluable to both incoming legal professionals and our firm. We have had great success with the recruitment and hiring of candidates with diverse backgrounds for our first-year summer intern and second-year summer associate programs, and most receive offers to join the firm.
Please note that our definition of a diverse background is broad, so any students who feel that they qualify for this position are encouraged to apply. In past years, we have focused our recruitment efforts on first-year law students interested in our Food and Drug and/or Environmental practice groups, and we plan to do the same this year. Please note that we plan to hire one first-year summer intern for the upcoming summer. For additional information relating to our firm, please visit our website www.khlaw.com. Interested students should email their cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergrad and law school), and a writing sample to Jennifer Ireland, Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP at email@example.com.
As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. AAJ fights daily to protect the civil justice system against corporations and powerful individuals.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000.00, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
If you are interested in submitting an application to be considered for this scholarship, or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete this form and return to Catherine Rodman, by mail at: AAJ Education, 777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2013.
Please click here to download the 2013 application form.
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2013 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 10-week internship at Prudential's office in Newark, New Jersey. A stipend of approximately $10,000 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.
All materials must be received by 12:00 PM CST on Friday, March 29, 2013.
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program sponsors educational opportunities for currently enrolled, first-year law students of diverse backgrounds. The Foundation offers one award of $10,000.
The Minority Scholarship Program is jointly sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation. The scholarship information can be found under Firm Information at www.fredlaw.com. Deadline to apply: Saturday, March 30th.
Foley is pleased to announce we have enhanced our scholarship program by providing not only financial support, but also employment. Through our new Diversity Fellowship Program, we will award two fellowships to rising second-year J.D. students who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the broader community. Each fellowship recipient will be hired for a summer associate position for the summer of 2014 and, upon completion of the summer associate program, will be awarded a $20,000 fellowship*.
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from rising second-year J.D. students who are enrolled full-time and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school.
Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the broader community; significant involvement in diversity-related student organizations or community service activities; undergraduate and law school academic achievement; and an interest in employment with Foley.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted beginning February 15, 2013. To submit an application, visit our Career Center and apply for the “2013 Diversity Fellowship” position. Please upload your resume, law school transcript (if available; an unofficial copy is sufficient), and a personal statement that addresses:
Your contribution to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the broader community
How you plan to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the broader community
How diversity has influenced your life
Why you should be considered for this fellowship
Personal Statements should be 2,500 words or less and must be submitted by April 13, 2013. Foley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications will be evaluated by Foley’s Diversity Fellowship Committee. Fellowship recipients will be announced on August 15, 2013.
* Fellowship awards are taxable; recipients will be required to complete IRS Form W-9.
Do you have additional questions about the Diversity Fellowship Program? Contact Elizabeth Nesbitt, Regional Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at email@example.com.
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.
Incoming second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second- and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.
To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant's law school.
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic excellence
- Service to the profession
- Service to the community
- Service to the cause of diversity
I attached the scholarship flyer and application for your distribution. The deadline for all applications is April 19, 2013.
Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar <http://www.dri.org/Event/20130440> , May 30-31, 2013 in Chicago.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the Law Student Diversity Scholarship. DRI looks forward to hearing from you!
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