Procter LLP, a national AmLaw 50 firm, today announced its 2013
Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color program, which
provides awards of $7,500 to law students of color who demonstrate
outstanding academic performance, leadership skills and a commitment to
community service. The fellowships are designed to help support students
who plan to work in public interest law positions in the summer
following their first year of law school. This year, four fellowships
will be awarded. Application
guidelines and forms are available online; the application deadline
is March 1, 2013.
Launched in 2005, Goodwin's program was created to contribute to the
firm's goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession. To date, 27
fellowships have been awarded to students from law schools including
Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. Past
recipients have worked for a variety of public interest organizations
across the country, including the American Civil Liberties Union's
Criminal Law Reform Project, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
in Boston, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth in San Jose, CA, and
the Public International Law & Policy Group in Washington, D.C. Profiles
of the 2012 recipients are available here.
In addition, the firm is again partnering with client MassMutual to
offer one of this year's Fellows the MassMutual/Goodwin Procter Public
Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color. This joint fellowship
awards $7,500 to a first-year law student of color to help cover
expenses while he or she works in a public interest law position during
"We are extremely pleased to offer the Public Interest Fellowship
program for the eighth consecutive year," said Regina
M. Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter. "Diversity is an important
priority for the firm and the legal profession, and we are proud to
support this initiative. We look forward to working with, and mentoring,
the 2013 Fellows as they begin their careers."
To apply, candidates must complete a Goodwin Procter Fellowship
application and submit it, with a resume and a current law school
transcript, to Goodwin Procter by March 1, 2013. Completed applications
should be submitted online.
Questions should be directed to Fellowships@goodwinprocter.com.
Candidates must be full-time, currently enrolled, first-year students of
color pursuing a J.D. at an accredited law school. Candidates may not be
the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm for
the summer of 2013. Students who are immediate family members of a
Goodwin Procter or MassMutual employee, and/or are a Goodwin Procter
client or employee of a Goodwin Procter client, are also not eligible.
About Goodwin Procter
Procter LLP is a leading Global 100 law firm, with offices in
Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San
Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides
corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving
real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity;
technology companies; financial services; intellectual property;
products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white
collar defense. Information may be found at http://www.goodwinprocter.com/.
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