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Goodwin Procter & MassMutual / Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color

Deadline: March 13, 2015

Eligibility:

Goodwin Procter is strongly committed to promoting diversity in our profession and at our firm. To show our commitment, we have established the Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color. These Fellowships will provide first year law students of color with financial awards, to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position during the summer after the first year of law school.

In addition, Goodwin has partnered with our client Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (the largest corporation domiciled in Massachusetts) to provide an additional fellowship award, the MassMutual/Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color. MassMutual is also strongly committed to promoting diversity in our profession and in its business. This Fellowship (like the other three) will provide a first year law student of color with a financial award to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position during the summer after the first year of law school.


For all Fellowships, we welcome applications from any first year law student of color who is seeking and/or applying to work in a public interest law position during the summer after the student’s first year of law school. To be eligible for a Fellowship, an applicant must be a full-time, currently-enrolled first year student of color who is pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA-accredited law school. To be awarded a 2015 Fellowship, candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm for the Summer of 2015. Please note: judicial internship positions are not eligible for this program. Students who are immediate family members of a Goodwin Procter (or MassMutual, as applicable) attorney or employee, and/or are a Goodwin Procter client or employee of a Goodwin Procter client, are not eligible to receive any of the Fellowship awards.

In addition to the eligibility requirements, an applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Outstanding leadership abilities and involvement in minority student organizations
  • A commitment to community service
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Other special achievements and honors

Our Fellowship Award Committee will select the three Fellows by April 2015

Award: financial award to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position during the summer after the first year of law school. An interview for a 2L summer position.

Website: http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Law-Students/Public-Interest-Fellowship/Application-Requirements.aspx