Our commitment to a diverse workplace begins by actively recruiting women and minority law school students. Accordingly, we partner with a wide range of student affinity groups at various law schools to present informative programs about opportunities both at Patterson Belknap and in the legal profession more broadly and engage in open conversation with interested law school students who are thinking about working in a law firm environment. We also strongly encourage applications from lateral associates of color and other diverse backgrounds.
As a part of our recruiting efforts, we constantly seek candidates who not only distinguish themselves through their accomplishments, but who have interesting life and work experiences. We welcome you to take the time to ask questions and to get to know us. At Patterson Belknap, we make every effort to retain and promote people who will contribute their myriad talents and backgrounds to create a successful firm of which we can be proud.
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the PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER LLP DIVERSITY fellowship
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP believes that a workforce made up of people from diverse social, racial, economic and cultural backgrounds results in a dynamic and supportive workplace for our attorneys and staff and enhances our ability to provide the highest-quality representation for and service to our clients. As part of our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining and promoting attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm and our profession, we are pleased to offer the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship.
The Fellowship Program
The Fellowship, which includes an award of up to $15,000, will be offered to an exceptional rising second-year law student (class of 2015) who shows the promise both of becoming an outstanding attorney and of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of Patterson Belknap and the legal community. The Fellowship will be awarded in the course of the regular fall recruiting season for summer associate positions and the Fellow will participate in the regular summer associate program at the Firm in the year after the Fellowship is awarded.
In addition to a paid position as a 2L summer associate, the Fellow will receive $5,000 on the first day as a 2L summer associate, $5,000 upon acceptance of an offered position as an associate at Patterson Belknap and $5,000 on the first day of joining the firm as an associate.
The recipient of the Fellowship must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership abilities, together with personal and professional accomplishments and a commitment to community service. The recipient should demonstrate the potential to be successful in the legal profession and to be a meaningful contributor to the diversity of our firm and the legal community. All applicants must be entering their second year in good standing pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA accredited law school.
We will accept applications for the 2014 Fellowship until July 26, 2013. We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible. You may send your first-year law school transcript after you receive it. Applications must include:
Cover letter stating that you are applying for the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship;
Official or unofficial transcript (photocopy and/or online version) of law school grades;
A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship and how you would contribute to the diversity of our firm and the legal profession, including any past contributions that you have made to the legal community; and
A writing sample.
All materials should be sent by email and/or regular mail to the attention of:
Ms. Robin Klum
Director of Professional Development & Legal Recruiting
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 336-2733