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Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program

Application Period: December 1, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016


The BB&K First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program is open to all first year law students enrolled and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Students with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding attorney at BB&K are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic, personal and professional achievement.

The recipient of the 2016 BB&K First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship will be selected based on the following criteria: 

· Must be a member of a diverse group (including ethnic, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation) and enrolled as a full-time first year law student at the time of application;
· Outstanding undergraduate and law school academic achievement that evidences potential for a successful career in the remaining years of law school and as a practicing attorney;
· Meaningful contribution to the diversity of the law school student body and likelihood to make similar impacts in the legal community upon entering the practice of law;
· A demonstrated commitment to practice law after graduation in the area in which the recipient is based during the 2016 Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
· Student cannot be a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period.
To qualify for the $7,500 academic scholarship, the recipient student must be invited by BB&K and must return to the firm for a second year summer program in 2017. The $7,500 scholarship will be paid to either the law school or the student following completion of the student’s second summer with BB&K
Interested students must submit the following materials:

· Completed online application form
· Current resume
· One page personal statement describing how you will contribute to diversity in your community and why you should be considered for this Program
· Law school and undergraduate transcripts (law school transcripts can be sent at a later date if you have not received them yet.  Please post when we can expect them.)
· One legal writing sample that has not been edited by anyone, except the applicant
· Up to two letters of recommendation
· Up to three professional or academic references
Qualified applicants are invited to apply online ONLY via our website at, “Work at BB&K”.

Award: $7,500