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1L Diversity Fellowship - New York

New York, NY 10007
Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. We're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success. Click HERE to learn more. Please click HERE for more information. Perkins Coie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination. Learn more HERE Read the full 2022 report HERE Learn more HERE Learn more HERE Learn more HERE Job Description: Perkins Coie is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that more accurately reflect the diversity of our communities at large. Our 1L Diversity Fellowship provides 1L students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the legal industry with a paid summer associate position and a $15,000 stipend. Fellows who return for their 2L summer are eligible for an additional $15,000 stipend at the conclusion of the summer program, as well as a $10,000 award should they accept an offer to join the firm as an associate following graduation. While 1L diversity fellowships are not tied to a specific practice group, fellows may receive assignments from a variety of practices and are encouraged to work with lawyers in the practice groups of their respective offices that hire from the summer associate program. Candidates may submit a diversity fellowship application to one office only. 2023 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria: Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school. Demonstrated record of academic achievement and excellent writing and interpersonal skills, as well as experience that will contribute to a successful career in the legal field. A history of meaningful contributions to the diversity efforts of the students law school and a strong desire to continue supporting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts upon entering the legal profession. Membership in a group historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including students of color, students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students with disabilities. To be considered, please submit the following: Current Resume Cover Letter Three references (name, email, phone number) Undergraduate transcript Law school transcript (if available) Legal writing sample (10-page maximum) A one-page, single-spaced personal statement. The personal statement should be a narrative about the students unique personal history and commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the community and the legal profession. Virtual interviews will be granted to finalists prior to awarding fellowships. Application Deadline: January 8, 2023
Posted: 2022-11-16 Expires: 2022-12-23

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1L Diversity Fellowship - New York

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New York, NY 10007

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