1L Summer Associate Diversity Scholar (Atlanta)
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a highly qualified first-year law student to join our 2013 summer associate program as our 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar. LCLD is a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession.
The 2013 LCLD Scholar will participate in King & Spalding’s 2013 summer associate program in the Atlanta office. The 2013 Atlanta summer associate program begins May 20, 2013, and concludes July 12, 2013.
King & Spalding has over 800 lawyers in 17 offices across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. King & Spalding is committed to recruit, retain, and promote talented lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of diversity within the firm and in the legal profession. To learn more about King & Spalding and our summer associate program, see www.kslaw.com.
Preferred Qualifications (if applicable)
Candidates must be current first-year students, have excellent academic credentials (first semester grades must be in the top 25% of the 1L class), and demonstrate a record of community service and leadership accomplishments. Candidates should have ties to the Atlanta area and/or an interest in practicing law in Atlanta. Candidates must have an ethnically or culturally diverse background or be a member of the LGBT community.
Application Submission Procedure
To apply for this position, candidates should send their application to email@example.com, indicating that the candidate is applying for the 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar position. All applications must include an electronic copy of the applicant’s resume, law school transcript,* and undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).
* If the law school transcript is not complete when the application is submitted, please submit the transcript as soon as it is available. Applications cannot be considered complete or reviewed until the law school transcript is received.
February 1, 2013
The Diversity Committee of Cooley LLP Invites You to Attend:
Tips on Surviving On-Campus Interviews and a Preview of Law Firm Life
Join Cooley attorneys and other first year law students for an informal gathering to learn about our 2013 Diversity Fellowship Program, fall recruiting and associate life at Cooley. Following a panel discussion, hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Visit this link to RSVP for the reception being hosted in the office nearest you. Please reply by Monday, January 7.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Conversations About Law Firm Life—Summer 2014 and Beyond
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Spend an afternoon at one of the nation’s leading law firms. We invite you to learn first-hand about our diverse attorneys, summer program, nationally recognized practice areas, and unique business model. Our firm cultivates an atmosphere that promotes legal excellence, teamwork, outstanding client and public service and rewarding professional opportunities. Learn more at choate.com/careers.
First-year law students: reserve your spot today by contacting Meredith Kiley at 617-248-4761 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 21, 2012. Attendance is limited.
The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is currently seeking applicants for its minority student merit scholarship. This spring, the firm will award up to two (2) scholarships to two deserving first year minority law students.
Each $5,000 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm’s first-year summer associate class. All first-year law students of minority descent are eligible to apply
for the scholarship.
Scholarship application materials are due to Kegler Brown no later than January 7, 2013. Interested students should submit a résumé, application, undergraduate transcripts and first semester law school transcripts (when
available) to Cara M. Tammaro, Kegler Brown’s human resources manager. The application, submission details and additional information about the scholarship are available on our website. 2013 marks the tenth year for the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a minority student based on academic performance, accomplishments, activities and potential contributions to the legal community. Minority students from all law schools will be considered for the scholarship.
Kegler Brown maintains an internal diversity committee to formalize and further the firm's commitment to achieving diversity at all levels of the organization. A combined sub-group of the diversity and recruiting committees also is in place and is charged with setting and accomplishing goals related to increasing racial diversity. As a result, the firm has increased its efforts to recruit and to actively encourage the application and selection of minority candidates in the firm's summer associate program. The firm appreciates the importance of diversity and inclusion. Through
activities such as the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship and our Women Lawyers’ Initiative, Kegler Brown is continually promoting and developing a diverse future for the firm. Additionally, Kegler Brown is a founding member
of the Columbus Bar Association's Diversity Initiative, which is designed to significantly increase the number of minority attorneys recruited and retained by Columbus law firms.
About Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is a full-service law firm more than 70 attorneys and offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Marion, Ohio. The firm specializes in the areas of corporate and tax law; construction law; estates and trusts; governmental relations and administrative law; labor and employee relations, litigation; and real estate and financing. Kegler Brown also is a founding member of the State Capital Group*, with member law firms
nationally and globally. To learn more, visit www.keglerbrown.com.
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