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Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships

Deadline: Through January 11, 2019 for 1L application and Summer of 2019 for 2L application

Eligibility:

Since 2007, Vinson & Elkins has awarded a number of the brightest law students from the nation’s top law schools with Diversity Fellowships each year. Each 1L Fellow receives $10,000, and each 2L Fellow receives $25,000; along with a summer clerkship in one of our U.S. offices (Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, or Washington, DC). Since the program launched, V&E has awarded nearly 40 Fellowships, and several former Fellows have joined V&E to practice law. Applications should be submitted online at the links below.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible for a Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship, law students must attend and be in good standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Eligible students must be an LGBTQ individual or a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (i.e., Asian (including South Asian), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Multiracial, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Have a strong undergraduate and law school record
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrate interest in working at Vinson & Elkins and commit to joining V&E as a Summer Associate.

Award: Each 1L Fellow receives $10,000, and each 2L Fellow receives $25,000; along with a summer clerkship in one of our U.S. offices

Website: https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Diversity---Inclusion/V-E-Diversity-Fellowships/