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2016 Summer Associate 1L Diversity Fellowship Program


Announcement: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is committed to the growth of diversity in the firm to reflect the rich diversity of our society. We believe that a diverse workplace provides superior service to our clients and an enhanced workplace environment for our attorneys and staff.

As one means of meeting this commitment, the firm has established a SWW 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. The 1L Diversity Fellowship Program consists of a paid 10-week summer associate position in the Seattle, Washington office for the summer following the successful completion of the first year of law school. In addition, the recipient will receive a $7,500 academic stipend to help defray tuition and expenses during their second year of law school.


Applicant must:
• be a first-year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctorate at an ABA accredited law school;
• possess an undergraduate and law school record of academic achievement, capacity, and leadership that evidences promise for a successful career in the legal profession;
• contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and the legal community; and
• demonstrate a commitment to practice law in the Pacific Northwest upon completion of law school.


In accordance with NALP Guidelines, materials will not be accepted prior to December 1, 2016. Materials must be received by Will Case, Recruiting Manager, by January 11, 2016. Submissions may be made at

When using the online application software, please be sure to fill out all of the requested contact and law school information, including graduation year. All documents must be uploaded as a PDF. Documents will only be accepted in PDF format.

Submissions to include:

• Resume
• Cover letter - including the applicant's preference to work in either the Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office
• Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable)
• Law school transcript reflecting 1L first semester grades (unofficial acceptable)
• Two to four page personal statement indicating applicant’s interest in the Fellowship, applicant's qualifications for receipt of Schwabe's Diversity Fellowship, interest in Schwabe, including a description of how the applicant will contribute to the diversity in the legal community
• Writing sample (that has not been significantly edited by others) reflecting applicant’s legal analysis abilities (not to exceed five pages)

Interviews will be granted to finalists and the fellowship recipient will be selected in February 2016.

Mr. Will Case
Recruiting Manager
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1211 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97204
503-796-2436 (direct)
503-796-2900 (fax)


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