Faegre & Benson LLP is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its diversity scholarship program, an initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting diversity in the legal profession. 2012 marks the sixth year the firm has awarded the scholarship.
Each year, Faegre & Benson offers two $12,000 scholarships to help students pay for their final years of law school. Recipients will also work as summer associates at one of the firm's four U.S. offices between their first and second years of law school.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited law school in the United States, with an anticipated graduation date in the spring of 2014. Scholarship recipients will receive $6,000 for their second year of law school and an additional $6,000 for their third year. Applications are due January 9, 2012.
A key element of the diversity scholarship program is a comprehensive mentorship designed to help recipients transition from student to law firm associate. Each recipient will be matched with a Faegre & Benson lawyer, who will start mentoring him or her even before the summer begins. Mentors will help students acclimate both to the firm and to the legal community at large.
Recipients will also be eligible to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar Program. This Program includes individual and group mentoring, attendance at an annual summit conference, and access to the national LCLD network.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen partly on the basis of a short essay that explores how diversity has influenced their lives and how it impacts the legal profession.
For further information, please contact:
MINNEAPOLIS AND DES MOINES
Trisha A. Selden
Manager of Junior Legal Talent Recruitment
DENVER AND BOULDER
Kasey C. Fenn
Colorado Legal Personnel Manager
For an application, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.