Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Summer Associate Diversity Scholarship

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is committed to the growth of diversity in the firm to reflect the rich diversity of our society. As one means of meeting this commitment, the firm has established an SWW 1L Diversity Scholarship Program. 

The scholarship consists of a paid 10-week summer associate position in either thr Portland, Oregon or 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 scholarship to help defray tuition and expenses for their second year of law school.


Applicant must:

  • be a first-year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctor at anABAaccredited 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 thePacific Northwestupon completion of law school.


In accordance with NALP Guidelines, materials will not be accepted prior to December 1. Materials must be received by Dorianna Phillips, Attorney Recruiting Administrator, by January 15, 2012.  Submissions will only be accepted electronically.  When using the online application software, please be sure to fill out all of the requested contact information 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
  • Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable)
  • Law school transcript reflecting 1L first semester grades (unofficial acceptable)
  • One- or two-page personal statement indicating applicant’s interest in the scholarship, explaining applicant’s personal story beyond what is shown on the resume, and explains how the student 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 scholarship recipient will be selected in February 2012.