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Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Application Period: December 1, 2018 through January 25, 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019 by 5:00pm PST

Eligibility:

The Reed Smith / McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides an award in the amount of $5,000 and a summer associate position to a diverse, first-year law student who has demonstrated strong academic scholarship, dedication to pro bono work, community service and/or leadership, and an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The $5,000 will be awarded directly to the Fellow’s law school for application towards 2L fall semester tuition, and will be paid in addition to the gross $15,000-per-month summer associate salary. The successful candidate will spend seven weeks of the summer program at the Reed Smith San Francisco office and three weeks at McKesson’s San Francisco headquarters. During the summer, the Fellow will work on a variety of projects covering multiple areas of law, including litigation, transactional work, commercial contracts and compliance and regulatory counseling.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Strong academic scholarship
  • Demonstrated commitment to pro bono work, community service and/or leadership
  • Possess an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
  • Submit to and pass both Reed Smith and McKesson’s background checks and drug testing
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Applicants must submit the following information:

  • Resume
  • Completed application  
  • Two personal statements
  • Law school transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Legal writing sample
  • Undergrad transcript

Award: $5,000 and a summer associate position

Website: https://careers.reedsmith.com/diversity_fellowship/