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Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program


Deadline Date: Jan 10th, 2016
Posted Date: Dec 1st, 2013

1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Launched in 2005, Fish & Richardson's 1L Diversity Fellowship Program annually provides fellowships to diverse first-year law students throughout the country. The Program represents a key component of the firm's ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

The 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components:  Each selected Fellow receives a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices during the summer of 2015; mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and a $10,000 scholarship*. 

*Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship Recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm, and offer an additional $5,000 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.

Application for the 2016 1L Diversity Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2015, through January 10, 2016. The 1L Diversity Fellowship Application Form can be found here.  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found here.  

To apply for the fellowship, please submit 1) a completed application form; 2) a directed, personal statement; 3) your resume; 4) undergraduate transcript (unofficial accepted); 5) legal writing sample; and 6) a contact list of three references - one must be a law school, graduate school or college professor and you must include the name, title and contact information for each. You must also rank your preferred offices for the summer clerkship. Finalists will be asked to submit their first semester law school grades.

For more information about Fish, please visit www.fr.com.

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