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Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Deadline: January 16, 2017


Perkins Coie's 1L Fellowship program is designed to recruit top-notch law students who may eventually begin full-time employment with the firm. Our firm is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that more accurately reflect the rich diversity of our communities at large. Our diversity fellowships provide students with a $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position in one of the following Perkins Coie offices: Chicago, Madison, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco or Washington, D.C.

The Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Candidates must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school.
  • Candidates must have a strong academic record, interest and capacity that demonstrate great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession.
  • Candidates must meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.

Our definition of diversity is broad and encompasses race, gender, ethnicity, those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or of a transgender experience, as well as those of differing social, religious or economic backgrounds, or those who may be underrepresented or perceived to be underrepresented within the law school community or the legal profession.

Candidates may apply to one office only but may apply for more than one fellowship in that office (for example, you may apply for both the Diversity Fellowship and the Patent Fellowship in one office if you qualify for both).

Award: $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position