As the first New York based law firm to institute a firm-wide diversity training program and a formal diversity policy in 1984, Weil has built a solid reputation as a firm in the vanguard of diversity practices. Our attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout the world are composed of a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures and primary languages. We are strengthened enormously by this diversity. The Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at Weil.
To become a Weil 1L Diversity Fellow, you must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States. You must have successfully completed the first semester of your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2015, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
Weil 1L Diversity Fellows will receive a gift of a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for his/her second year of law school (2013-2014). This scholarship is contingent upon accepting an offer of summer employment at Weil.
The application process is open to law students who meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Applications must be received by January 13, 2013. A selection panel will evaluate all applications, considering such factors as an overall commitment to diversity, work experience and academic achievement. Late or incomplete applications may be reviewed at the discretion of the selection panel. Finalists will be selected and interviewed for the Fellowship Program after all applications have been reviewed. Diversity fellow(s) will be announced in March 2013.
To be considered for the Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, please complete and submit an online application by clicking here.
Your completed online application package must include the following items:
- Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
- Personal Statement (no more than two (2) pages, double spaced)
Please note, while we do require a law school transcript, we understand that some schools will not release first semester grades by the application deadline. Please include the grades you have at the time of submission; you may supplement your application by emailing Maryann Wou, Assistant Director, Legal Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org with your final transcript.
It is not necessary to apply to the summer associate program separately; your completed application denotes consideration for the entire summer program/scholarship package. In your personal statement, we request that you discuss how you will contribute to diversity in the legal profession generally, including (to the extent applicable) such factors as:
- Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms
- Life experiences that have shaped your values and that provide you with a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges you overcame in choosing or pursuing law as a profession
- Academic and/or leadership achievements
- Desire to practice in a global law firm environment
If you have any questions regarding the Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, please contact Maryann Wou at 212-833-3533 or the email address listed above.
Investing in leaders of tomorrow.
It’s not enough to say we want a diverse legal community. As a national leading member of the profession, we have to invest in a diverse legal community. So we put our money where it counts: in the hands of high-achieving law students of color.
Our Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color offer financial awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. Selected fellows are guaranteed a "straight-to-callback" interview with a Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interviewing season during their second year of law school. Fellows are also invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.
In addition to the three Goodwin Fellowships described above, we partner with our client Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company to provide an additional fellowship award, the MassMutual/Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color. MassMutual is also strongly committed to promoting diversity in our profession and in its business.
This program connects us with a wide array of talented students early in their legal careers who are committed to giving back to their communities.
Please click here for additional information and application requirements for the 2013 Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color. Please email all questions to Fellowships@goodwinprocter.com.
Delaware State Bar Association invites students to participate in the Job Fair’s 1L Resume Collect program. The Job Fair and its participating organizations (corporate, law firm, and public interest/sector legal employers) seek applications from highly-qualified 1L students with a demonstrated interest in career opportunities in Delaware. All interested students are invited to apply and must submit a resume, undergraduate transcript, and law school transcript (when available). The submission of a cover letter addressing the student’s commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion (through personal interests, leadership positions, volunteer work, and organizational activities) is strongly encouraged.
The application deadline is Monday, January 21, 2013. Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair’s Resume Collect program to the Job Fair Administrator at email@example.com or (302)651-3246.
Diversity and inclusiveness are core values at Choate Hall & Stewart. As part of our long-standing commitment to hiring, developing and promoting outstanding lawyers who offer perspectives and talents shaped by a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds, we are proud to sponsor the Choate Hall & Stewart 1L Diversity Fellowship.
One Fellow will receive a paid position in Choate’s 2013 summer program and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $10,000, paid in two installments. The Fellow will receive the first installment, in the amount of $2,500, upon the completion of the 2013 summer program. The remaining $7,500 is contingent on the Fellow’s receiving and accepting an offer to participate in the entire 2014 summer program and completing that summer program. The second installment will paid upon the completion of the 2014 summer program.
This merit-based Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis. Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
A selection panel consisting of the firm’s Managing Partners, Hiring Partners and members of the Diversity and Hiring Committees will evaluate applications, interview finalists and select the Diversity Fellow.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mike Kaufman, Director of Legal Recruiting, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here.
We believe that diversity, inclusiveness, and respect among our lawyers and staff members are essential, and that they strengthen our entire Firm. As a diverse and inclusive organization, we can more effectively serve a broad range of clients and enable our lawyers to grow from the creativity, talents, and perspectives contributed by people of different backgrounds and experiences.
Cleary Gottlieb strives to encourage and foster diversity across the Firm. As a testament to our mission and commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are pleased to solicit applications for our Annual 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program in the Washington, DC office.
Candidates who are interested in applying to the program should be members of a diverse population that is underrepresented in the legal profession. Candidates should have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2015 and must be able to participate in Cleary Gottlieb’s 2013 Summer Associate Program for a minimum of 8 weeks. Selected candidates will work in the Washington office and will not be eligible to participate in the Firm’s overseas rotation process during the summer. Selected candidates who wish to be considered the following year for a 2L summer associate position will have to re-apply to the Firm.
The Mecklenburg County Bar's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is excited to announce the 2013 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship (CLDC) program; a highly competitive summer program for first-year law students who advance the value of diversity.
Students selected to participate in the program will join the Charlotte legal community for twelve weeks during the 2013 summer, working six weeks for a law firm and six weeks with a corporate legal department. CLDC students will also participate in a variety of professional and social activities that highlight the cultural, social and professional benefits of living and working in Charlotte.
CLDC employers provide each clerk with an unparalleled level of experience and exposure to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg legal profession. Participating students will gain exposure to a variety of practice areas, expand their professional network, and participate in an assortment of legal proceedings that may include, but are not limited to hearings, closings, depositions and trials.
Founded in 2006, the CLDC operates with one basic goal - to improve the diversity in our Bar by attracting top first-year law students with diverse backgrounds to Charlotte. To date, the CLDC program has hosted 52 first-year students from 20 different law schools from across the nation.
Eligible students interested in practicing law in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg legal community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Thank you for your interest in K&L Gates LLP and our 2013 Summer Associate Program. If you would like to apply for a 1L Summer Associate position, we are offering our annual National 1L Diversity Fellowship. To formally apply, please click here and submit the following materials online by midnight on January 17, 2013:
• Undergraduate transcript
• A list of your Fall 2012 law school courses
• A five to 10 page legal writing sample
• A personal statement of up to 500 words, describing the contribution you would make to the legal profession and to K&L Gates in particular (this may serve as your cover letter)
The National 1L Diversity Fellowship recipient will be announced in early February 2013.
The application link can be found here.
Legal Recruitment and Development Regional Manager
K&L Gates LLP
Steptoe’s Diversity Committee invites you to join us for a panel discussion by firm lawyers who have worked for the federal government and in private practice.
The panelists will share their insights regarding the benefits of working in both the private and public sectors. They will discuss how these varied experiences helped develop a diverse skill set that has enhanced their careers.
Friday, January 4, 2013
4:30 p.m. EST
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Reception to follow. Business casual attire.
Please visit Steptoe's Diversity page to learn more about Steptoe and our commitment to diversity.
Dear First Year Law School Student :
Diversity and inclusion are core values at Baker & Hostetler LLP. The attorneys and staff at BakerHostetler
have made a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion within our workforce and to recruiting,
retaining and promoting diverse attorneys and staff at all levels. We believe that identifying candidates early
in their careers is important and therefore we invite you to apply for our Paul D. White Scholarship Program.
The BakerHostetler Paul D. White Scholarship is available to men and women minority law students--Black or
African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian or American Indian/Alaskan
Native. The scholarship award includes a paid summer associate clerkship of an equivalent annual rate of
$130,000 and a $7,500 cash award. The summer associate clerkship will commence after the completion of
the recipient's first year of law school and the cash award will be paid at the end of the clerkship. In
appropriate cases, a summer associate clerkship may also be offered again at the end of the student's second
year of law school.
The following criteria may be utilized by BakerHostetler to review and select scholarship candidates: law
school performance; demonstrated leadership abilities (as evidenced by community and collegiate
involvement); collegiate academic record; extracurricular activities; work experience; and a written personal
statement. The top scholarship candidates will be interviewed by members of the Cleveland Office Hiring
If you are interested in applying for the Paul D. White Scholarship in BakerHostetler's Cleveland Office, please
complete the enclosed application and forward it with your resume and personal statement to the attention
of Kylie Wilhelmy, Legal Recruitment & Special Events Coordinator, BakerHostetler (PNC Center, 1900 East
9th Street, Suite 3200, Cleveland, OH 44114). All applications must be received no later than Tuesday,
January 22, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be notified by the end of February.
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