Goodwin' 2L Diversity Fellowship program provides second-year law students from underrepresented
backgrounds with awards of $15,000 each to help cover expenses for their third year of law school (2021-2022).
The $15,000 award is contingent on the student accepting an offer to join Goodwin' 2021 summer associate
program and on accepting an offer, if extended, to join the firm as a full-time associate. The award will be paid
out upon completion of the summer program.
These fellowships are named in honor of Richard A. Soden and Paul W. Lee for their exceptional commitment
To become a Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellow, a candidate must be a full-time second-year law student enrolled
in an ABA-accredited law school, with an expected graduation date of spring 2022.
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
• Exceptional academic performance;
• Outstanding leadership abilities and involvement in diversity organizations;
• A commitment to community service;
• Strong interpersonal skills; and
• Other special achievements and honors.
To remain eligible, candidates may not be the recipient of Goodwin' 1L Diversity Fellowship or a similar award
from another law firm and cannot be an immediate family member of a Goodwin lawyer or employee.
Candidates also may not be a Goodwin client or an employee of a Goodwin client.
Candidates interested in applying must complete the online application and include a resume, undergraduate
transcript, law school transcript and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address, in 250 words
or less, the applicant' commitment to diversity (past, present or future plans) and/or describe how diversity
has played a role in pursuing a legal career.
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