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Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

Application Period: Application period for 2020 1L fellowships will begin on December 1, 2019.


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.

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 should only apply to the office in the city where you genuinely would like to live and start your practice as an entry-level attorney. 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