1L Law Firm Diversity Scholarships/Fellowships
For information about scholarship opportunities through Loyola, please visit the Financial Aid Office's website.
KEGLER, BROWN, HILL, & RITTER
This Columbus, OH-based law firm annually offers one first year minority law student a $5,000 merit scholarship plus a paid summer clerkship position with their first-year class. All first-year students of minority descent are eligible for the scholarship.
Those interested should submit the following:
2. Undergraduate Transcript
3. First Semester Law School Transcript, when available
4. Completed Application (check website for availablility)
Materials should be sent to:
Cara M. Tammaro, Human Resources Manager
Kegler, Brown, Hill, & Ritter
65 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Applications are usually due in early January.
MCANDREWS, HELD, & MALLOY
Each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year 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. 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.
Applications are usually accepted in December, the deadline is usually in January - check the websitefor more information and to download the application when it becomes available.
STOEL RIVES LLP
Stoel Rives is accepting 1L applications for a fellowship recipient to join their Portland and Seattle offices as a summer associate during the summer after their 1L year. The recipients will each be awarded a salaried summer associate position and a $7,500 tuition scholarship for the following academic year. Visitwww.stoel.com for more information.
To apply, please submit:
1. A one-page personal statement addressing the selection criteria and providing any additional relevant information (no additional cover letter is needed);
2. A current resume with three professional references;
3. Undergraduate and law school (if available) transcript (unofficial are acceptable);
4. A legal writing sample that has not been edited by others (10 pages maximum)
Please send application materials to each office where you wish to be considered. (If applying to both offices, please note this in your personal statement.
Portland, Oregon Seattle, Washington
Rebecca Whittall Carina Li
Lawyer Recruiting Manager Lawyer Recruiting Coordinator
Stoel Rives LLP Stoel Rives LLP
900 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 2600 600 University St., Suite 3600
Portland, OR 97204 Seattle, WA 98101
T: 503-224-3380 T: 206-624-0900
F: 503-220-2480 F: 206-386-7500
Applications are due by mid-January. Email submissions are preferred.
DORSEY & WHITNEY
Dorsey & Whitney is accepting 1L applications for a fellowship recipient to join their Denver, Seattle, or Minneapolis office as a summer associate during the summer after their 1L year and, at the end of the summer, to receive $7,500 toward law school tuition and expenses. All first-year law students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit:
1. The Dorsey & Whitney Fellowship Application;
2. A personal statement addressing the ways in which you have promoted and will continue to promoite diversity in the legal community, what diversity means to you, and why you're interested in Dorsey & Whitney;
3. Your resume (including your cumulative undergraduate GPA);
4. An unofficial law school transcript reflecting all fall grades. If your fall transcript is not available until after the application deadline, please submit all other application materials before the deadline and indicate in your cover e-mail when your transcript will be sent.
Applications are available on the Dorsey & Whitney website and are due in mid-January.
HARTER, SECREST, & EMERY
Harter, Secrest, & Emery will be awarding a $7,500 scholarship to be applied toward the student's second year tuition and a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student's first and second years of law school. To apply, send a completed application with all requested materials to:
Christy Gordon, Recruiting Coordinator
Harter, Secrest, & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
Applications are due in January. Application forms can be downloaded and printed here.
Recipients of this fellowship receive a paid position as a summer associate and a $7,500 scholarship. Positions will be offered in the following locations: Bellvue, WA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Menlo Park, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA.
Applications are usually due in January, but specific dates vary by city. Check the website to download the application when it becomes available.
The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified minority students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.
The scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition; usual fees (such as, but not limited to, student activity fees; law school or university fees; and administrative fees), and/or a patent bar review course. The scholarship recipient will also join the firm as a summer associate in one of its domestic offices (Atlanta, GA; Cambridge, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; or Washington, DC).
In addition to a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law, selection criteria include exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school level; a degree in life sciences, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience; relevant work experience; community service; leadership skills; and special accomplishments.
Applications are usually due in March. Visit Finnegan's website to learn more or to download the application.
WARNER, NORCROSS & JUDD LLP
Scholarships are awarded to students of color pursuing a law degree. The scholarship is not limited to schools in Michigan; however the applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not currently attending a school in Michigan.
LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
Started in 2005, the Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms and intend to practice law in the United States. The Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program awards six law students at ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for use during their second year of law school. Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include motivation for pursuing a legal career, academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives.
The process is open to all students at ABA-accredited law schools who have completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline. The scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume, and official or unofficial law school transcript. Applications are usually due in mid-June.
The Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship includes a $5,000 monetary award for law school related expenses each year that the recipient remains in good academic standing and is attending one of the selected Illinois law schools. The award also includes a summer associate position after the recipient's first year of law school.
Applications are usually due in mid-December.