Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Application Period: December 1, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Deadline: January 10, 2016
Fish & Richardson's 1L Diversity Fellowship Program annually provides fellowships to diverse first-year law students throughout the country. The program is a key component of the firm’s ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of the firm’s practice and of the legal profession.
The Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components:
• A paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices
• Mentoring throughout the academic year by members of the firm
• Participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
• A $10,000 scholarship - Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm; and offer an additional $5,000 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.
Candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the firm and legal community; and have a sincere interest in Fish & Richardson and our practice areas.
Candidates must submit a completed application and directed personal statement, in addition to their resume, undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial), legal writing sample, and a contact list of three references (one of whom must be a professional at an educational institution attended). Students must also list their preferred
offices for the summer clerkship. Finalists will be asked to submit their first semester law school grades. Only complete applications will be considered.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found here .
Award: A $10,000 scholarship - Fish will award $5,000 to all 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L summer clerkship with the firm; and offer an additional $5,000 to those who receive and accept an associate offer with the firm after the completion of their 2L summer clerkship with us.