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Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Deadline: January 9, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]


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 $7,500 academic scholarship and a paid position as a 2015 summer associate in one of the following Perkins Coie offices: Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington, D.C.

The 2015 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 past finalists and recipients have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled and sexual orientation minority groups. While applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration.

You are limited to applying to one office.

To view the scholarship announcement please click here 

Award: $7,500 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position