1L Diversity Fellowship Programs 2012 - 2013

What is a diversity fellowship?

Several Seattle and Portland law firms offer diversity fellowships to first-year students. The fellowships are open to 1L students nationwide, and offer paid summer associate positions following the 1L year. Most firms also award a scholarship that will apply toward law school tuition during their 2L year.

Who should apply?

Review diversity fellowship/scholarship information on each firm's website to determine hiring criteria, application materials and process, and timelines for each opportunity. You will have an opportunity to explain how you would meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the legal community in the personal statement included with your application.

Local firms offering diversity fellowships in 2013 are:


When and how do I apply?

A reception is held each year during the first week of December at the UW Tower, Mezzanine Café, from 4:00 - 5:30pm. Students who are interested in applying should plan to attend.

Are 1L Diversity Fellowship Programs separate from the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program?

Yes. For the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program, you will submit one application through Symplicity. If selected as a fellow, you will be matched with a participating firm. With the 1L Diversity Fellowships, you will apply directly to the firms participating.

For national opportunities, visit the NALP Member Diversity Initiatives webpage.

Last updated 11/7/2013