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Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program

Application Period: December 1, 2018 until 11:59pm (CT) on January 21, 2019

Deadline: January 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship program. This is the fourteenth year that
Dorsey has offered the Diversity Fellowship.
Dorsey’s Minneapolis and Seattle offices will select a first-year law student to receive the Dorsey Diversity Fellowship and
work as a 2019 summer associate. Recipients will receive $10,000 toward law school tuition and expenses for the 2019-
2020 school year. Recipients who return to Dorsey for the summer following their second year of law school will receive an
additional $10,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, and an additional $10,000 if they join the firm as an associate.

During the summer program, you will:

  • Work on meaningful client matters;
  • Receive support and mentorship to hone your legal writing skills;
  • Choose from a variety of pro bono matters on which to work;
  • Attend client meetings, depositions, closings, and court appearances;
  • Participate in numerous seminars and training events hosted by Dorsey U, our in-house professional development group; and
  • Establish meaningful relationships with your fellow summer associates and Dorsey attorneys.

How to Apply:

The following application materials are required to be considered for this position. Applications will only be accepted online.

  • A personal statement addressing the ways in which you have promoted and will continue to promote diversity in the legal community, what diversity means to you, and why you are interested in Dorsey

  • Resume

  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial)

  • Law school transcript* (unofficial)

 *If your fall transcript is not available when you apply, please submit all other application materials by the deadline and indicate inyour cover letter when we can expect to receive your transcript.

*When grades become available, email your unofficial transcript to

For questions, please contact:
Kirsten Otto, Recruiting Coordinator:


Award: This fellowship will award $10,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.