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
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.
Blank Rome is seeking 1L (and 2E) minority law students to apply for Blank Rome’s Diversity Scholarship Program. The selected Blank Rome Scholar will be employed as a salaried Washington, D.C. Summer Associate in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program and will, in addition, receive a renewable $7,500 scholarship toward his or her second year at law school.
In addition, a Scholar who is offered and accepts a position to rejoin the Firm for a second summer will receive an additional $7,500 toward his or her third year of law school. The Scholar will also benefit from the active and committed mentorship of Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the program.
All current first year day and second year evening diverse students at UVA will be eligible to apply to the Blank Rome Diversity Scholarship Program. The application process will include submission of a resume, a short essay and a transcript of first semester grades with respect to 1L students (first year and first semester second year transcript for 2E students). Applications will be due towards the end of February and the Scholar will be selected sometime in March.
For more information visit the Blank Rome website here.
Consistent with our rich tradition and commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to once again present the Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship for 2013. Established to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate (as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e. Native American or Alaska native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black and Hispanic) who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence.
Diversity and inclusion are not only driving forces for our firm’s future, but are an important part of our history. Bricker & Eckler was the first Columbus, Ohio majority law firm to hire an African-American attorney, as well as the first to elect an African American, Charles Walker, to the partnership. We proudly dedicate this scholarship in honor of our partner and trusted friend, Charles H. Walker, whose career and service to our community exemplify a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minority students in their first year of legal studies currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2013.
Eligible candidates should complete the application, which can be downloaded from the Firm’s website at www.bricker.com, and forward it with their résumé, writing sample, LSAT score, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and law school grades (when available) to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by February 15, 2013. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by the Spring.
All inquiries related to the Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship should be directed to Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PDLG First-Year Summer Program (the “Summer 1L Program”) offers first-year students an additional route to summer employment in outstanding law firms and corporate law departments. Application through this program will not preclude a student from otherwise seeking or accepting a job at any participating firm or organization or preclude the firm or organization hiring the student outside of the Summer 1L Program.
The goal of the Summer 1L Program is to increase the number of lawyers of diverse backgrounds working at Philadelphia area law firms and corporate law departments. Thus, the Summer 1L Program is designed to identify first year law students who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing a legal career, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the Philadelphia legal community and who have demonstrated the ability – based on academic achievement, writing ability and other accomplishments – to succeed in the summer programs run by our member organizations. The PDLG hopes this program will enable a group of those students to get summer clerkships in Philadelphia, whether as part of formal summer programs or not, and thus allow them to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Philadelphia and, perhaps, help them “kick-start” their legal careers.
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.
HCMP is committed to promoting diversity within our firm and within our legal community. As part of this commitment, we have established a First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship. The Fellowship includes a salaried summer associate position following the first year of law school, and a stipend to defray tuition and expenses during the student’s second academic year. First-year students who contribute to the diversity of their law school, and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession, are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible for HCMP’s First-Year Diversity Student Fellowship, an applicant must be a first-year law student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school.
- Diverse background and life experiences, and capacity to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community
- Distinction in academic performance; significant accomplishments and activities; and commitment to community service
- Leadership ability
- A need for financial assistance may be considered
- Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
- Law school transcript (if available; unofficial copies are acceptable)
- A one-to-two page personal statement describing the student’s background and addressing the selection criteria noted above
- A legal writing sample (must not have been significantly edited by others)
- A list of three references
- Application materials must be received by January 16, 2013:
Applications may be sent by e-mail to Brenda K. Partridge Applications may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. Attn: Brenda K. Partridge Recruiting Coordinator
1221 Second Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98101-2925
Applications will be reviewed collectively, after the January 16, 2013 deadline Applicants may be invited to interview in our offices as part of the selection process
The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship deadline is fast approaching on January 15, 2013. We have a great opportunity for 17 students to spend their summers gaining experience with both a law firm and leading corporate legal department in Minneapolis/St. Paul. If you could please make a final push with your 1L students to submit their applications by January 15, we would greatly appreciate it!
If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or give me a call at 866.900.8254. I’ve attached the brochure for the program here, as well, and thank you for all of your assistance.
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