The Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for Summer 2016

We are pleased to announce the second annual Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for the summer of 2016. Our 1L Fellowship Program offers a unique summer employment opportunity for students who have just finished their first year of law school to gain valuable professional experience, mentoring and training early in their careers. We seek students who are committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession and who also possess a long-term interest in practicing law in a global law firm.

We will consider the following factors when selecting the Latham & Watkins 1L Fellows:

  • Academic and leadership achievements.
  • Obstacles, challenges or other factors (financial or otherwise) encountered in advancing career objectives.
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and professional goals.
  • A desire to practice at a global law firm.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession.
  • Long-term interest in practicing law in one of our U.S. offices.

1L Fellows will spend the first five or six weeks of the summer in one of our U.S. offices and the remaining portion of the 10-week program with one of our clients. 1L Fellows will also be invited to attend our second annual Diversity Leadership Academy in April 2016 and will be provided with other unique training and mentoring opportunities for the duration of their time in law school. Successful participants in the program will be invited to return to the firm, for a minimum of eight weeks, the following summer.  Upon acceptance of the offer to return as a 2017 summer associate, participants will also receive a $10,000 scholarship through our 2L Diversity Scholars Program.

Applications can be accessed starting on December 1, 2015.  Applications are due on January 11, 2016. Students selected will be notified in February 2016.  (Note: students that seek to apply to both the 1L Fellowship Program and Diversity Leadership Academy need only complete the 1L Fellowship Application and select to apply to both programs.).


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