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
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.
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.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Midwest, is pleased to offer once again its Diversity Scholarship Program, including 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.
In addition to working as a salaried Summer Associate, 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.
First-year students may apply between December 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://www.dinsmore.com/files/upload/pgdiversityscholar.pdf
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.
Each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who has a diverse background, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and is committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago. Applications for the 2013 fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2012, through January 15, 2013. As a summer associate, the Diversity Fellow will gain
experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow's professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource.
The link to our website is www.mcandrews-ip.com, which provides further details about this opportunity.
Attached for promotion to your first-year law students, please find the 2013 Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Diversity Scholarship application and instructions. New this year, in addition to receiving a one-year $5000
scholarship, the recipient will also receive a paid summer association position for 2013 with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Applications will be accepted December 1 through December 31, 2012. The application may also be
downloaded from the following URL: http://www.pbnlaw.com/Scholarship/Workplace_Diversity_Committee_-_Scholarship_Application.pdf/
The recipient will receive a one-year $5000 scholarship and a summer associate position for 2013 with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. Eligible applicants must: 1) be a student in her/his first year of law school in Fall
2012; 2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at her/his undergraduate institution; 3) be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America and a New Jersey resident; and 4) not be the
recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in law schools and law firms are encouraged to apply.
In addition to submitting a completed scholarship application, candidates must also submit an undergraduate transcript, a law school transcript, a current resume, and a typed essay of 750 words or less. The essay should
outline the candidate's plans and goals upon graduation from law school and illustrate how this scholarship will assist in furthering those goals. The essay should also address the candidate's views on diversity and how he/she
will contribute to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The application deadline is December 31, 2012.
Finalists for the scholarship will be selected and notified by January 7, 2013. Interviews with the finalists will take place January 7 - 18, 2013. The scholarship award recipient will be selected and notified by January 25, 2013.
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.
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