1L Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (PSAMFP) 2012-2013
see full Summer of 2013
Program Description, Procedures, and Schedule here
Summer 2013 Employer Intern Descriptions
January 8, 2013
Information meeting for interested first-year students at UW School of
Law, 4:00 - 5:30. Check CPLD home page for room details.
January 23, 2013
Application deadline. Students to submit application materials using the
OCI tab in Symplicity not later than noon.
February 12, 2013
CPLD will post interview schedules.
February 20, 2013
February 25, 2013
Students to confirm with CPLD their continued interest in being selected as a finalist for the program not later than noon
March 1, 2013
Committee meets to match finalists with employers by priority based lottery system. Employers notify students of selection where they were selected to be a fellow in the summer of 2013.
Purpose of the fellowship program: The Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship
Program (PSAMFP) provides summer associate opportunities to minority first-year
law students from the University of Washington and Seattle University Schools of
Law. The program was started in response to various surveys, showing that the
level of minority lawyer involvement as associates and partners in major Seattle
law firms had not increased significantly over the previous decade. The PSAMFP
is designed to identify those students whose background tends to predict
successful career performance, and to provide those students with the
opportunity to work in a major law firm or corporate law department environment.
What is a PSAMFP Fellowship
These are paid positions where students work as a summer associate at a firm or
corporation following 1L year. Positions pay at least $1,000 per week and
fellows work for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Who should apply?
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
Which employers participated in the fellowship program last year?
Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
Garvey Schubert Barer
Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim LLP
Lane Powell PC
Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer, Inc., P.S.
Preg O’Donnell & Gillett
When and how do I apply?
Applications are due January 23 at 12:00 via Symplicity. See calendar of key dates above.
- 1. Personal statement, one to two pages in length, which will serve as a cover letter. Please be sure your name and address appear at the top of the letter. The personal statement will provide the selection committee with information the applicant wishes the reviewers to know about his or her personal background, aspirations, etc. It should be addressed to:
Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program
c/o Elida Moran, Corporate Counsel
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
12920 SE 38th Street
Bellevue, WA 98006
- A resume
- A list of three references
- A writing sample (Typically a first-year legal writing assignment, not significantly edited by others, which reflects the applicant’s writing in the context of legal analysis.)
- An official or unofficial undergraduate transcript, and an official or unofficial law school transcript to the extent such law school transcript is available.
PSAMFP Application Materials
Download Program Description, Procedures, and Schedule
The applications will be considered by a committee composed of participating
employer and law school representatives. Semi-finalists will be selected for interviews based on application materials. Finalists will be selected after interviews are completed. Students selected
will then be matched with participating employers based on a priority based
lottery system taking into account each employer’s needs and preferences.
Is the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program 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