Firm Announces Award of First Diversity Fellowship

October 10, 2012

The firm is pleased to announce that the inaugural Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship has been awarded to Cassye Cole, a second-year student at Brooklyn Law School.

As this year’s Diversity Fellow, Ms. Cole will receive a financial award of up to $15,000, a paid 2013 summer associate position, as well as an assigned mentor at the firm for her remaining law school career. To win the Fellowship, she distinguished herself from a large, competitive group of applicants from numerous law schools. Launched earlier this year, the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship is an important part of the firm’s Diversity Program, dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm and our profession. Currently, Ms. Cole is serving as an intern with Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She spent last summer at the New York County District Attorney's Office. Ms. Cole also serves as a Lieutenant Governor for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division and as the Director of Education & Career Development for the National Black Law Students Association.

Ms. Cole holds a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the Florida State University.

Details regarding the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship and eligibility requirements can be found here.