Adobe + Perkins Two Steps Ahead Scholars Program

Job #A20171115 – Palo Alto, California

Perkins Coie is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that more accurately reflect the diversity of our communities at large. We believe in developing relationships and investing in people—that’s why we’ve  partnered with our client, Adobe, to create the Two Steps Ahead Scholars Program. This program provides a diverse first-year law student with the unique opportunity to spend part of the summer in the Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie, and part of the summer in-house at Adobe’s Silicon Valley headquarters. In addition to a paid summer position, program participants will receive a $15,000 academic scholarship.


The 2018 Two Steps Ahead Scholars Program participant will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school.
  • Candidates must have a strong academic record as well as experience that demonstrates great promise for a successful career in the legal profession.

  • Candidates must meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.


  • A current resume;

  • Three references (please provide name, email and phone);

  • Undergraduate and, if available, law school transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable);

  • A legal writing sample (10-page maximum);

  • A one-page, single-spaced, personal statement. Your personal statement should go beyond your resume to describe your unique personal history. No cover letter is required.

    In-person interviews will be completed before fellowships are awarded.



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