Graham & Dunn is committed to the growth of diversity in our firm and in the local legal community. We believe that a diverse work force enhances the services we provide our clients and creates a better work environment for our attorneys and staff. In an effort to increase the diversity represented in our firm, and in the legal community as a whole, the firm is pleased to sponsor the Graham & Dunn 1L Diversity Fellowship. The fellowship recipient will receive a paid summer clerkship at Graham & Dunn and a $7,500 scholarship to be applied to the law student's second year tuition.


The Diversity Fellowship is open to all first-year students of color and all first-year students of diverse and/or underrepresented groups who:

  • Contribute to the overall diversity of the law school student body and the legal community;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity in the legal community;
  • Demonstrate a record of academic, employment, community and/or other achievement indicating potential for success in law school and in the legal profession; and
  • Are committed to practicing law in Seattle for the long term.



To Apply

To apply for the Diversity Fellowship, please submit:

  • Current resume;
  • Complete transcript of undergraduate grades (unofficial copies are acceptable);
  • First semester law school grades (please supplement when available);
  • A short personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in the Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship, your commitment to practicing in Seattle, and how you would contribute to the diversity of the legal profession;
  • A legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages) reflecting your ability to present and analyze legal issues and that has not been significantly edited by others; and
  • A list of three academic or professional references.


Out of Area Applicants
If you are attending law school outside of Western Washington, please include an explanation regarding your connection to Seattle in your cover letter or personal statement.

Applications will be accepted starting December 2, 2013 and must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2014. The application materials should be directed to:

Marisa Velling Lindell
Graham & Dunn, PC
Pier 70
2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98121

Applications not postmarked prior to the January 15, 2014 deadline will not be considered. Finalists will be invited to interview in our offices as part of the selection process in late January or early February.