Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship Portland

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Tonkon Torp is committed to the growth of diversity in our firm and in the local legal community. We are pleased to offer a Diversity Fellowship to a first-year law student who is a person of color or a member of an underrepresented group. The Fellowship includes a paid summer associate position (to commence immediately following the successful completion of the student\'s first year of law school), as well as a $10,000 grant to help defray the student\'s second year tuition and expenses.

Selection Criteria:

  • The student must be a first-year law student in good standing for a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA accredited law school;
  • The student must demonstrate a record of academic achievement that evidences great promise for a successful legal career;
  • The student must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community; and
  • The student must demonstrate a commitment to practice law in Portland, Oregon following graduation from law school.

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter (if you will be in the Portland area during the application window, please include those dates in your
    cover letter)
  • Personal statement describing your contribution to the diversity of the legal community (1-2 pages)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate school studies (unofficial versions are fine)
  • First semester law school transcript
  • Writing sample unedited by others (2-5 pages)

Application materials must be uploaded in PDF format.

Paid summer associate position and $10,000 grant
Application Period
December 1, 2020 - January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021

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