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PRACTICEPRO 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

 

We are now accepting applications from Class of 2020!  More information – here.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FROM OUR LAW FIRM PARTNERS

(Class of 2020)

 

1L Summer Programs & Scholarships

 

 

1L Diversity Scholars Program & Fast Track Program

1L Diversity Scholars Program

The Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program offers a six, seven or eight week summer clerkship with meaningful work and mentorship experiences.  Scholars also receive a $7,500 scholarship during the school year. For 2018, we are recruiting scholars for our Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, Richardson, and Washington, D.C. offices. 

You can find more information on eligibility and application – here.  Deadline for the completion of the application is December 15, 2017

Fast Track Program

The Dallas Fast Track Program is a one week clerkship that is an ideal complement to other summer plans and provides the opportunity to familiarize candidates with the Dallas legal market and life at a large law firm.  The 2018 program will run from July 21-27.

For more information regarding either program, contact Ms. McKenna Aaron at McKenna.Aaron@haynesboone.com.

 

Latham     1L Fellowship Program 

 

The Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program offers a unique summer employment opportunity for students after they finish their first year of law school. Over the eight to 10 week program, 1L Fellows will work in one of our US offices and in the legal department of one of our clients. We seek students who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and who also possess a long-term interest in practicing law in a global law firm.

There are two 1L Fellowship Program Tracks for students committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession:

  • General Track: for students interested in working on matters across all of Latham’s practice groups. Applicants for this track must apply to one of the following offices: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C.
  • Intellectual Property Track: for students with a technical background, including a degree in engineering, computer science, chemistry, biology, or physics, and who are committed to pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Applicants for this track must apply to one of the following offices: Chicago, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C.

Upon successful completion of the 1L Fellowship Program, our 1L Fellows are eligible to earn an offer to return as a 2019 summer associate at Latham. 1L Fellows may also be eligible to earn a 2L Diversity Scholarship (a $25,000 scholarship).  1L Fellows will also be invited to attend Latham’s annual Diversity Leadership Academy, held from March 23-25, 2018, in San Francisco, California. 

The application process is open to all first-year law students (class of 2020), regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.  Applications for the 2018 1L Fellowship Program will open on December 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2018. 

More details on the Program and how to apply – here. Applications for the 2018 1L Fellowship Program will open on December 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2018.       

 

1L Diversity Fellowship (Class of 2020)

Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition.  The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate.

 

To be eligible, at the time of application (December 1, 2017), applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2020 at the time of application
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within their local communities and/or more broadly
  • Can participate in and complete Cooley’s 2018 Summer Associate Program
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Diversity Fellowship from Class of 2020 will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017.  For 1L students in the 2017-2018 academic year, applications must be received by January 5, 2018.

More information – here.  For questions, you may contact Amie Santos, Cooley’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion at asantos@cooley.com.

 

 

William T. Coleman, Jr. Diversity Fellowship

 

A tireless advocate for equality and a key player in the landmark Supreme Court civil rights case Brown v Board of Education, O’Melveny senior partner William T. Coleman, Jr. has always urged young lawyers to cultivate their cultural literacy and pay close attention to events unfolding on the world stage.  To honor that vision and spirit, O’Melveny created the William T. Coleman, Jr. Diversity Fellowship for first year law students.  The Fellowship seeks individuals with a proven track record of activities that promote diversity and inclusion, including professional work, internships, volunteer work, clubs, hobbies, leadership roles, and academic coursework and performance.  The Fellowship experience includes the following:

  • Fellows will be eligible to participate as a paid summer associate with the firm.  In some instances Fellows may have the opportunity to spend part of that summer working with one of the firm’s clients.
  • Following completion of a successful 1L summer, Fellows will be eligible for an automatic call back interview for a 2L summer associate position at any O’Melveny office in the United States.
  • Fellows will also be eligible for a $10,000 award paid in phases.  $5,000 of the award will be paid upon acceptance of an offer to join our summer program during their 1L summer.  An additional $5,000 will be paid upon completing a successful summer program and accepting an offer to return for their 2L summer.  The purpose of the award is to help pay for tuition and law school expenses.
  • Fellows will also be eligible to be considered for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program.

More information on eligibility and application – here.  Deadline for the completion of the application is January 30, 2017.  

 

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2L Summer Opportunities (Class of 2020)

 

Latham    2L Diversity Scholars Program 

 

The Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program offers a summer employment opportunity and a progressive scholarship of $25,000. To be eligible to apply, you must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and seek to practice law in one of Latham’s US offices. You must have successfully completed your first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline (May 2018), with an expected graduation date of spring 2020. You must not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Applications for the 2019 program will open in May 2018.

More details on the Program and how to apply – here.

 

WEST_207253000_1   Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship 

 

The Strauss Scholarship provides a $25,000 scholarship to five outstanding second-year law students at U.S. law schools to offset expenses for their third year of law school. In addition to the financial award, the scholarships also provide mentoring from firm attorneys and a paid second year Summer Associate position in the firm’s Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Applications for the program will be accepted, and considered on a rolling basis, between July 2, 2018 and September 28, 2018.

To be eligible to be considered for the Strauss Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in and in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2020 at the time of application. Recipients must participate in and complete the firm’s summer associate program following their second year of law school and may not be the recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm.

More details on the Program and how to apply – here.

 

Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

 

This scholarship provides a $25,000* award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The application process for the summer of 2018 will be open in May 2018.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a 2L (Class of 2020) enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, have outstanding undergraduate and law school academic achievement, a member of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession, and a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States.

More details on the Program and how to apply – here.

 

 

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