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Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

Application Period: December 1, 2016 - February 1, 2017

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility:

Students currently completing their first year are invited to apply. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and must meet Finnegan’s hiring criteria (a degree in life sciences, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience), and must contribute to enhancing diversity.  We define diversity broadly.  Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Scholarship Award
The diversity scholarship award is $15,000 and a paid 2018 summer position in one of the firm’s domestic offices. The scholarship may be renewed if an associate offer is extended and accepted for Fall 2019.


Eligibility
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2019, must meet Finnegan’s hiring criteria (a degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience), and must contribute to enhancing diversity. We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.


Application Process
Students must submit an application, resume, official or unofficial transcripts (law school grades should be forwarded once received), and a 1-2 page personal statement. The personal statement should include a description of how the applicant will contribute to Finnegan’s practice and diversity mission.

Award: A scholarship of $15,000 and a paid summer position in one of the firm’s domestic offices.

Website: http://www.finnegan.com/careers/summerprogram/overview/