Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First-Year $10,000 Fellowships
& Paid Summer Jobs

First-year law students have until May 15 to submit an application for one of six $10,000 fellowships offered by Reed Smith toward their second-year of schooling.

The fellowships are designed for first years who have "demonstrated excellent scholarship while overcoming economic or social adversity," according to Tyree P. Jones, Reed Smith's director of global diversity.

In addition to the money grant, the fellowships include paid summer associate positions at nine of the firm's offices - Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Va., and Falls Church, Va.

In applying, students must complete two personal statements: one describing how they overcame significant adversity, the other detailing their involvement in extracurricular and community volunteer work.

Applications are available here.

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