As part of our commitment, we offer a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship for second year law students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The scholarship grants $15,000 to a limited number of second year law students who join the firm’s summer program. You will find more details about the application process in the flyer attached.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Midwest, is pleased to offer its DiversityScholarship Program.
In addition to working as a salaried Summer Associate in one of Dinsmore’s offices, recipients will receive a scholarship between $5,000 and $10,000. Recipients will also be assigned a mentor who will serve as a dedicated resource for professional development.
We are specifically seeking applicants who have a strong record of academic or professional achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a meaningful commitment to diversity.
Second-year students may apply between August 1, 2013 and September 7, 2013. First-year students may apply between December 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
We are also pleased to offer a unique opportunity for one first-year law student with global consumer products company Procter & Gamble. One first-year scholarship recipient will be a salaried Summer Associate for both P&G and Dinsmore, splitting a 12-week period between both organizations’ Cincinnati, Ohio offices. Interested first-year students may also apply for this opportunity betweenDecember 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
The application asks for the following materials: a resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, a persuasive legal writing sample, a personal statement and three references. Only rising second-year associates can apply. The application deadline is June 28, 2013.
Please see attached and visit our Silver Scholars Program page below for more details. If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will soon launch their Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program. This program was established in 2009 as a part of the Firm’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity both at our Firm and in the legal profession as a whole. The Firm will offer three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson. Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.
To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of law school, (2) be a member of a group traditionally under-represented at large law firms; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Joint degree candidates must have successfully completed two years of a JD program.
Application Process and Deadline
Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 21, 2013. Once applications are being accepted, interested students may submit their application online and attach the below listed documents. A link to the application will be made available to your Career Services Office in just a few weeks.
• Personal statement explaining your interest in the scholarship program, how diversity has influenced your life, how it impacts the legal profession and any challenges you have to overcome (Single spaced, please limit to 500 words)
• Undergraduate transcript(s)
• Law school transcript (Including Fall and Spring semester grades)
• Legal writing sample (Please limit to 10 pages)
• One written professional recommendation
Please keep a lookout for an e-mail from Career Services within the next few weeks, inviting you to start applying for this program. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Hunt, Firm Diversity Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 726-5567 OR Helen Beasley, Firm Recruiting Assistant, at email@example.com or (205) 244-3833.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for consideration.
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