At Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, we are committed to the ongoing development of a diverse work force. We believe that by continuously broadening the diversity of our attorneys that we provide better service to our clients and create a richer work environment. As part of this commitment to diversity, and in an effort to provide students with support in pursuing a law degree, we have established the Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship.
WHAT IS THE HARTER SECREST & EMERY LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP?
The Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005. The Firm awards one 1L law student with (1) a $7500 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition and (2) a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student’s first and second year of law school.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP?
To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time currently enrolled 1L law student who is in good standing at an accredited law school. First year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.
WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
In addition to the eligibility requirements set forth above, the recipient will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: (1) the individual must possess an academic record, interest and capacity that evidence great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession; and (2) the individual must contribute to the diversity of the student body at his or her law school. Although a disclosure of financial circumstances is not required, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration. The Diversity Scholarship recipient will be chosen based upon the Firm’s review of all scholarship applications and interviews conducted with scholarship finalists.
HOW DO I APPLY?
In order to apply for the Diversity Scholarship, complete all portions of the online application and submit all required materials to:
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, New York 14604
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE?
The Diversity Scholarship application must be received by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT WILL BE SELECTED?
The Hiring Committee at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP will review all applications that are complete and received in a timely fashion. The top applicants will be considered finalists and will be invited to interview with the Firm’s Hiring Committee on Friday, January 31, 2014. After conducting the interviews, the Hiring Committee will select the Diversity Scholarship winner. Once a winner has been notified of his or her selection as a recipient of the Diversity Scholarship, he or she must accept or decline the Diversity Scholarship within three days of notification.
WHEN WILL THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER BE SELECTED?
The Diversity Scholarship winner will be selected by Friday, February 7, 2014.
To be attached to the Application electronically:
To be submitted via U.S. Mail:
·Official undergraduate transcript