Diversity Fellowship

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship

Following the receipt of an offer of employment from the firm’s Hiring Committee, Patterson Belknap Diversity fellowships will be awarded to candidates who matriculate to the firm as associates in fall 2023 and winter 2024, and whose career accomplishments and passions demonstrate a longstanding commitment to civil and human rights advocacy, social justice, and racial equity causes. With support and guidance from our Chief DEI Officer, DEI Committee co-Chairs, and Pro Bono Partner, Diversity Fellows are encouraged to participate in or spearhead initiatives which advance the firm’s DEI goals and within the legal profession, or support underserved and historically marginalized communities. Additional eligibility criteria include:

  • Submission of a brief written statement of interest (max. 500 words) addressed to [email protected].
  • The firm will also consider the applicant’s resume, official law school transcript, and writing sample previously submitted in connection with the application for employment.
  • Earlier-submitted applications will be given higher priority consideration and fellowships will be granted on a rolling basis, beginning January 12 through February 28, to candidates graduating from law school in spring 2023 and clerks joining the firm following the completion of their judicial clerkships. 

All candidates may contact Kito Huggins, the firm’s Chief DEI Officer, at [email protected] for more information.

Recent Recipients

Daisy Joo2022 Recipient
Rhick Bose2021 Recipient
Nathaniel Lancaster2021 Recipient
Gizele Rubeiz 2020 Recipient
Kevin Opoku-Gyamfi2019 Recipient
Christina Seda 2017 Recipient