The Diversity Fellowship will be awarded based on criteria that include the following:
- Must contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and the legal community;
- Must demonstrate commitment to fostering diversity in the legal community;
- Must be a first year law student in good standing pursuing a Juris Doctor at an ABA-accredited law school;
- Must possess a record of academic, employment, community and/or other achievement indicating potential for success in law school and in the legal profession;
- Must be able to commit to participation in a 12-week summer clerkship program with the firm and be ultimately committed to practicing law in Seattle for the long term.
To apply, please submit:
- Complete transcript of undergraduate grades (unofficial copies are acceptable);
- First semester law school grades (when available);
- A short personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in the Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship and how you would contribute to the diversity of the legal profession;
- A legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages) reflecting applicant's 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 a cover letter explaining your connection to Seattle, and also state whether you will be in Seattle over the holidays. We encourage out of area applicants who will be in Seattle over the holidays to submit applications early, so that we may take advantage of a pre-planned trip to Seattle.
Application materials for first year law students must be postmarked no later than January 19, 2012. The application materials should be directed to:
Marisa Velling Lindell
Graham & Dunn, PC
2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98121
Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered. Finalists will be invited to interview in our offices as part of the selection process in late January or early February.