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Zelle Scholarship Program 2019 - Diversity in Law, USA


Deadline:

March 15, 2019

Disciplines:

Law


Opportunity Cover Image - Zelle Scholarship Program 2019 - Diversity in Law, USA

ZELLE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Zelle is pleased to announce the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship will be offered again in 2019. The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $20,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and textbooks, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school. Depending upon the firm’s current needs, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm’s offices for the summer following the student’s first year of law school. The specific location of the potential clerkship will be decided by the firm in consultation with the student and will be based upon both the student’s interest and the firm’s need.  Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient’s successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student’s remaining law school career.

Eligibility:

Applicants must either be: (1) first-year law students currently enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school and who have completed at least one semester of law school; or (2) be part-time (four-year program) or joint-degree students currently in their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school.1 Applicants also must either (1) be a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. Selection considerations will include but not be limited to: academic performance, writing skills, demonstrated leadership skills, an interest in litigation (including antitrust and insurance litigation), financial need, and a desire to practice in one of the cities where Zelle maintains an office.2 Applicants are required to have a 3.0 cumulative law school GPA (or its equivalent).

1 Students who intend to begin law school in the 2019-2020 academic year are not eligible to apply. Current undergraduate and LLM students are not eligible to apply.

2 Zelle expressly reserves the right not to award a scholarship in any given year if, at the firm’s discretion, the pool of candidates is too small or no applicants are deemed to have met the firm’s scholarship selection guidelines.

Financial Award:

The Scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $20,000.00 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and textbooks, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school.

Potential Summer Clerkship:

Depending upon the firm’s current needs, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm’s offices for the summer following the student’s first year of law school. The specific location of the potential clerkship will be decided by the firm in consultation with the student and will be based upon both the student’s interest and the firm’s need.

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Publish Date
February 08, 2019




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