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1L Diversity Fellowship

Our firm is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that accurately reflect the rich diversity of our communities. Since 1991 we have been pleased to offer fellowships to first year law students from a diversity of backgrounds. The fellowships provide students a $7,500 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school.

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The offices below will be hosting a 2014 1L Diversity Fellow. Please click on the appropriate link to apply to the office of your choice. You may apply to only one office. Please submit your application materials via the links below before contacting any individual in a specific office.

Los Angeles: January 22, 2014

Madison: January 22, 2014

Phoenix: January 22, 2014

Portland: January 15, 2014

San Francisco: January 15, 2014

Seattle: January 15, 2014

Washington, DC: January 15, 2014

To be considered, please submit the following materials:

    • Resume

    • Cover Letter

    • Three references (name, email, phone.)

    • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial versions are acceptable.)

    • Law school transcript, if available (unofficial versions are acceptable.) If your law school transcript is not available at the time of application, please provide it as soon as possible by returning here and uploading.

    • Legal writing sample (10-page maximum.)

    • One-page, single-spaced personal statement/essay. The statement should not summarize your resume; rather, it should describe your unique personal experiences and perspectives as they relate to the fellowship selection criteria.
Each year 1L Diversity Student Fellows are selected on the basis of the following criteria: 
    • The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing a J.D. degree at an ABA-accredited law school.

    • The individual must possess an academic record, interest and capacity that demonstrate great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession. 

    • The individual must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.
Our definition of diversity is broad; past finalists and recipients have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled and sexual orientation minority groups. While applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration.

For general questions regarding the Diversity Fellowships please contact Shelley Levine, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at  .