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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through a generous grant from the Patton Boggs Foundation, the Law School will be awarding a $5,000 fellowship to one student (or split between two) for internship work this summer. Students who have finished their first or second years and will spend their summer working on public policy matters for either a non-profit institution or a government agency are eligible to apply.
To be eligible, you must have accepted a summer internship opportunity with a non-profit institution or government agency during which you will work on public policy matters. For more information on the Patton Boggs Foundation and on previous fellows, please visit their website here: http://www.pattonboggs.com/about/pbfoundation/.
If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please submit your application to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 15 at 5:00 pm. A complete application will include a resume and cover letter, which addresses the following criteria:
1. Unique nature and creativity of the proposed policy work;
2. Ability of the internship work to enhance candidate's future career path; and
3. Proposed internship work's focus on public policy.
Submitted documents should be in PDF format and have the following naming convention: Patton Boggs - Last Name, First Name – Resume/Cover Letter
We look forward to receiving your applications.
Annie Kim, Assistant Dean for Public Service
In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship winners. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award Winners and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. To read more about one Fellow's experience, click here.
Next year's fellows are getting a new opportunity to work together on a project for women in the law. Each year, the fellows tell us that one of the best parts of the fellowship is meeting the other incredible rising 3Ls. They also say they wish they had more opportunities to interact with one another. This year's class will get that opportunity. In addition to their mentorship, the fellows will choose a project that they want to work on as a group. With Ms. JD's support, they will have the chance to spend the year working together to help change the face of the legal profession the way they want to see it changed. To get the project ideas flowing, we're asking this year's fellow applicants to propose their ideal project as part of their application.
The project essays from the winning fellows will be posted on Ms. JD's blog and you'll hear from the fellows next year when they announce what their project will be!
Here's what you'll need to submit to apply for the fellowship:
1. Resume (Must include a link to your LinkedIn Profile)
3. 1 paragraph (250 words) completing the question "I want and deserve to be a Ms. JD Fellow because"
4. 1 paragraph (250 words) completing the question "If I could design a project to further women in the law, it would be"
A couple tips:
1. You should consider that the fellows are nationwide and will need to be able to work on the project together but remotely (through conference calls, google docs, etc.) so that your project is practical.
2. Consider leveraging the Ms. JD platform. How can you help women law students through NWLSO? Is there something you could do to further the Global Education Fund? Do you love the Ms. JD Library? What have you noticed at school or work that needs to change and what can you do to help change it? This is your chance to consider what you're passionate about and then run with it!
3. We're asking you for your LinkedIn profile because having one is a huge part of your professional identity. If you haven't developed your profile yet, now is a great time to start! Also, from a practical standpoint, there's a fellows group on LinkedIn that allows all of the fellows from the previous classes to interact with one another.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due February 17, 2012 at midnight. Ms. JD will announce Fellowship finalists at the beginning of March. Finalists will complete interviews with two Ms. JD board members by the end of March and the Ms. JD Fellows and their mentors will be announced in April.
The deadline to submit applications for the Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington 1L Diversity Fellowship positions is this Wednesday, January 16 at midnight.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is committed to the growth of diversity in the firm to reflect the rich diversity of our society. We believe that a diverse workplace provides superior service to our clients and an enhanced workplace environment for our attorneys and
As one means of meeting this commitment, the firm has established an SWW 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. The fellowships consist of a paid 10-week summer associate position in the Portland, Oregon and the Seattle, Washington offices for the summer following the successful completion of the first year of law school. In addition, the recipients will receive a $7,500 academic stipend to help defray tuition and expenses for their second year of law school.
* be a first-year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school;
* possess an undergraduate and law school record of academic achievement, capacity, and leadership that evidences promise
for a successful career in the legal profession;
* contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and the legal community; and
* demonstrate a commitment to practice law in the Pacific Northwest upon completion of law school.
In accordance with NALP Guidelines, materials will not be accepted prior to December 1, 2012. Materials must be received by Dorianna Phillips, Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager, by January 16, 2013. Submissions will only be accepted electronically using the following link http://www.schwabe.com/recruitsummeronlineapply.aspx. When using the online application software, please be sure to fill out all of the requested contact information and law school information including graduation year. All documents must be uploaded as a PDF. Documents will
only be accepted in PDF format.
Submissions to include:
* Cover Letter
* Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable)
* Law school transcript reflecting 1L first semester grades (unofficial acceptable)
* Two- to four-page personal statement indicating applicant's interest in the fellowship, applicant's qualifications for receipt of Schwabe's diversity fellowship, interest in Schwabe, including a description of how the applicant will contribute to the diversity in the legal community
* Writing sample (that has not been significantly edited by others) reflecting applicant's legal analysis abilities (not to exceed five pages)
Interviews will be granted to finalists and the fellowship recipient will be selected in February 2013.
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 email@example.com 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.
We are committed to fostering diversity within our firm and our communities. To further this goal, we are proud to offer Stoel Rives First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowships in our Portland and Seattle offices. Recipients will each be awarded a salaried summer associate position for the summer of 2013 and a $7,500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year.
To apply and learn about our selection criteria please click here.
To learn more about our firm, please visit our web site.
At Morrison & Foerster we work to ensure that there are no barriers to serving clients at the highest level, or to creating opportunity for our lawyers and staff. The ﬁrm has a long history of valuing diversity, as well as promoting the importance of diversity to achieving success for our clients and ourselves. We are committed to hiring and retaining lawyers who promote diversity within our ﬁrm and the legal profession.
Morrison & Foerster will be awarding up to ten $15,000 fellowships to highly motivated ﬁrst-year law students who are members of a historically underrepresented group (noted further below). Fellowship recipients will receive a paid position as a summer associate in a U.S. ofﬁce following their ﬁrst year of law school, with the option of a position as a second-year summer associate, assuming satisfactory performance. Fellows will be assigned a team of attorney mentors during the Summer Associate Program.
The Fellowship will be paid in two equal amounts: the ﬁrst payment will be awarded at the candidate’s acceptance to return for his or her 2L summer; and the second payment will be awarded at the candidate’s acceptance of full-time associate employment following law school graduation.
Applications will be accepted through January 9, 2013. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
• Currently enrolled and in good standing, attending a full-time JD program at an ABA-accredited law school
• Excellent academic performance throughout all degree programs
• U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.
• Member of a diverse population that has historically been underrepresented in the legal profession, speciﬁcally African Americans, Hispanic/Latino(a), Paciﬁc Islanders/Native Hawaiians, or Native Americans/Native Alaskans
• Demonstrated leadership qualities and community involvement
Fellowship applicants must provide the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Transcripts* for all degrees completed and in progress
•Three professional or academic references
For questions about the program, please contact: Nisha Pecolatto, Attorney Recruiting Manager, email@example.com.
* If your fall transcript is not available until after January 9, 2013, please submit all other application materials before that date and indicate in your email when we can expect to receive your transcript.
Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2013. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm 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: mentoring, a $5,000 scholarship, a paid summer associate position in the domestic office of the student's choice, and participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program.
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 the diversity of the firm and legal community, and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson's practice.
For more information about Fish, please visit www.fr.com.
Dear BLSA Students,
We are very excited to announce an incredible opportunity for two first or second year law students. The Center for Constitutional Rights is providing two law student fellowships at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux through its Ella Baker Summer Internship Program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to contribute to exciting, cutting-edge human rights work while learning how to use the law for progressive social change. Applications are due November 11 (2Ls) and December 15 (1Ls). You can find information on the program and the application process attached.
The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux is the leading human rights legal organization in Haiti. Since 1995, they have helped victims prosecute important human rights cases, trained Haitian lawyers and spoken out on social justice issues. Ella Baker interns will be working closely alongside the BAI and assisting in their various advocacy and legal projects. Attached is a letter from one of BAI's former interns, Lindsey Laveaux, discussing her experience with BAI and encouraging students to apply for this opportunity.
We greatly encourage law students with a passion for Haiti and social justice to apply for this internship. To apply, please visit http://ccrjustice.org/ella-baker-fellowship for the application and further information on the internship.
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
The Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship includes both 10-week summer placements and 12-month (June-May) Yearlong placements in which Fellows gain high-impact work experiences as paid project consultants for leading education organizations. Beyond their consulting work, Fellows participate in professional development workshops that examine complex urban education issues and gain access to a robust, national network of education reform experts, partner organizations, and Education Pioneers alumni.
Successful applicants to our Graduate School Fellowship come from a variety of backgrounds, including law, finance, strategy, marketing, operations, human resources, curriculum design, professional development, policy analysis, and urban education. No previous experience in the education sector is required.
In addition to sharing our Fellowship opportunity with your classmates, please encourage members of your organization to attend one of our upcoming information sessions on the UVA campus this Wednesday, October 24.
UVA School of Law (with Curry School of Education)
· Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
· Time: 11:30am-12:30 p.m.
· Room: Room 307 Bavaro Hall
· Food will be provided
UVA Darden School of Business
· Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
· Time: 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30pm-3:15pm
· Room: Saunders Hall, Classroom 120
· Food will be provided at a Networking lunch prior to the presentations
- Note: You are encouraged to participate in the presentation at your given school but if another one better fits your schedule, please still feel free to attend.
- Additional note: In the event that you can’t attend one of our information sessions but would still like to hear more, consider signing up for an upcoming informational webinar.
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