Arent Fox LLP 2L Diversity Scholarship Program

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Starting this year, we will open the scholarship to second-year law students and increase the award from $15,000 to $20,000. Each year, the firm provides three minority law students with a Diversity Scholarship and a position in the firm\'s summer associate program. Since its conception in 2006, the firm has awarded 31 scholarships and recognized 40 finalists from across the country.


  • Second-year law student, in good standing, at an ABA-accredited law school in the US
  • Scheduled to graduate in 2018
  • Excellent college and law school academic performance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, work experience, community involvement, and ability to overcome obstacles
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession
  • Must join the 2017 Arent Fox Summer Program
  • Have a strong interest in joining the Firm as an associate after law school graduatio

The firm will award three second-year law students in our Washington, New York, and Los Angeles offices with the following:

  • Scholarship of $20,000
  • Salaried position in the 2017 Summer Program (10 weeks)


  • Completed electronic Diversity Scholarship
  • Application (you can only apply to one office)
  • Personal Essay (one page single or double spaced): How will you be Smart in Arent Fox' World?
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial is accepted)
  • Law School transcript
  • Legal Writing Sample (5-10 pages, single or double spaced): Must be exclusively your own work. The sample may be from your legal writing course in law school.
  • Contact information of three (3) professional or academic references. (Letters of recommendation are optional.)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

$20,000 and a salaried summer associate position
Application Period
July 15, 2019 to August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

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