|Deadline Date:||Jan 14th, 2012|
|Posted Date:||Oct 3rd, 2011|
|WHO SHOULD APPLY
One key component of Fish & Richardson's ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys is the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Launched in 2005, the program provides fellowships to five diverse first-year law students throughout the country annually. Each selected student receives a $5,000 academic scholarship, mentoring by members of the firm, and a paid summer associate position in the Fish & Richardson office of the student's choice.
Each recipient is assigned an attorney mentor. The mentor serves as a liaison between the student and the firm and facilitates the student's professional growth and learning. The mentoring relationship begins as soon as the recipients have been named and continues at least through the calendar year. Students meet with their mentors four times per year, in person when possible. Should a student receive and accept an offer to return for a second summer, the mentoring relationship would continue for another calendar year.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Deadline: has previously been January 14
Award: A grant of $5,000 is awarded on September 1 of the recipient's second year of law school. The grant can be used for expenses at the student's discretion.