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Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 13, 2016


To help us meet our commitment to diversity, we have established the Davis Wright Tremaine 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. We offer three scholarships (one position in our Seattle office, one position in our Portland office and one position in our New York City office), which consist of a paid Summer Associate position and $7,500 for the student’s second year tuition and expenses.

The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of color, or others of diverse backgrounds, who:

  • Have a record of academic achievement in both undergraduate school and the first year of law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law
  • Are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession
  • Are committed to practicing in the Pacific Northwest after law school

Although demonstrated need may be taken into account, applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances.

To Apply
Click here to apply online. Per NALP guidelines, we are unable to interview first-year law students prior to December 1. Application materials required:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter (indicate which office you are applying for and your connection to the Pacific Northwest for Seattle and Portland applications)
  • One-page personal statement indicating your eligibility for the scholarship and your connection to the Pacific Northwest (if you are an out-of-area applicant and you will be in town during the application window, please indicate those dates in your statement)
  • Copy of your complete undergraduate transcript
  • Copy of your grades from the first semester of law school (if grades are not available at the time you apply, please supplement your application as soon as possible via email by attaching your first semester law grades and send to Brook Dormaier for the Seattle or New York offices or Hiroko Peraza for the Portland office)
  • Legal writing sample un-edited by a third party
  • List of two or three references, one of whom should be a person qualified to comment on your law school work

Award: Paid summer clerkship and $7,500 for the student’s second-year tuition and expenses.