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 2L Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to increase the
number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at Weil, a global law firm
with US offices in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Princeton, Providence,
Silicon Valley, Washington, DC and Wilmington, DE. For additional information on our
commitment to diversity, please visit our Website at www.weil.com.
To become a Weil 2L 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 your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected
graduation date of spring 2014, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship
award from another law firm. Note, a recipient of a Weil 1L Fellowship Program award
will not be eligible to receive a Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program award.
Weil 2L Diversity Fellows will receive a gift of a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship
for their third year of law school (2013-2014). The Firm expects to award up to two
scholarships for the 2013-2014 law school year. This scholarship is contingent upon
accepting an offer of summer employment at Weil.
To be considered for the Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, please complete and
submit an application form, resume, unofficial or official law school transcript and
personal statement to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. The application process is open to
law students who meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Applications must be
received by July 15, 2012. 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. Students will also be interviewed for the Fellowship Program after
applications are submitted and the finalists will be announced in September 2012.
Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program Application
Your complete application package must include the following items:
• This Application Form (signed and dated)
• Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
• Personal Statement (no more than two (2) pages, double spaced)
Please note that it is not necessary to apply to the summer associate program separately;
this 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:
Your application (this form, resume, transcript and personal statement) should be submitted in one complete package to:
Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program Selection Panel
ATTN: Maryann Wou
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
You may also email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, please contact Maryann Wou at 212-833-3533.
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