Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Application Period: December 1 to January 31
Deadline: January 31, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]
To be eligible for a Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship, first-year law students must attend and be in good standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school. Eligible students must (i) be a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (i.e., Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander), (ii) have a strong undergraduate and law school record, (iii) possess excellent writing skills, and (iv) demonstrate interest in working in a law firm setting. Diversity Fellows receive $7,000 each and the opportunity to clerk as a V&E summer associate in our Austin, Dallas or Houston offices following their first year of law school.
Applications will be accepted each year from December 1 through January 31. A selection panel will evaluate all completed applications, conduct interviews, and announce Fellowship recipients in February. If you are interested in multiple offices, please complete one application for your preferred office and note your interest in additional offices in your application. We will begin accepting applications for the Diversity Fellowship on Monday, December 1, 2014. Please select your office of choice and apply online at the links below:
Award: $7,000 and opportunity to clerk as a summer associate