2017 Zelle Diversity in Law Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1, 2017.

Zelle LLP announces the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, which is designed to encourage and assist students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, as well as students with a proven interest in diversity-related issues, in pursuing the law as a profession.
 
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must either be first-year law students enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school or be part-time (four-year program) or joint-degree students in their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school.

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.
 
AWARD
The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient's law school tuition, fees and text books, 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 leat 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.
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION
For complete information about the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, including contact and submission information, download the formal application here: PDF version or Word version. The application deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.
 
QUESTIONS
For questions pertaining to the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, please contact the Diversity Committee at diversity@zelle.com. To learn more about Zelle's commitment to diversity, click here.
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