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Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship

Deadline: [2019 information not available]


Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC believes in diversity in the legal profession. As a litigation firm comprised of almost entirely of former federal court clerks, Caldwell Leslie recognizes the particular importance of diversity among federal law clerks. As part of its commitment to diversity in the legal profession, and its ongoing effort to recruit and retain attorneys of diverse backgrounds, Caldwell Leslie is proud to announce its inaugural Diversity Summer Fellowship for 2015.

The fellow will spend four to six weeks observing and learning about the practice of law at one of the country's premiere litigation boutiques, which has been praised for its effectiveness and efficiency and its excellence in its civil and white-collar criminal defense practices. The Fellow will have opportunities to write memorandum and pleadings and observe court proceedings, depositions, and client meetings. Caldwell Leslie will also assist the Fellow in developing his or her portfolio for a judicial clerkship - learning more about various chambers across the country; developing a writing sample; and preparing for interviews with judges. The Fellow will become part of Caldwell Leslie's "family" - an amazing network of professional mentors who are involved throughout the Southern California region.

The Fellow is encouraged to spend a minimum of four weeks with Caldwell Leslie and may stay a maximum of six weeks. The schedule is flexible to permit the Fellow to pursue an opportunity with another employer. Fellows will be paid a weekly salary equivalent to a first-year attorney. Because Caldwell Leslie primarily recruits attorneys who have already completed a judicial clerkship, the Fellowship will not result in any offer of employment.

Caldwell Leslie invites exceptional law students who have finished their first year of law school and who are interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship after graduation to apply. Applications must include (1) a resume; (2) law school transcript; (3) a 500-word personal statement describing your background and your interest in the Fellowship; (4) a writing sample not to exceed ten pages; and (5) contact information for one reference who can comment meaningfully on your legal skills. Applications must be sent no later than September 2, 2014 to:

Jeanne A. Fugate
Puneet V. Kakkar
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor
725 S. Figueroa St., 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(313) 629-9040/