COLE SCHOTZ P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program – 2L Students

COLE SCHOTZ P.C. Diversity Scholarship Program – 2L Students

Cole Schotz P.C. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. We believe that fostering diversity in the legal profession contributes to the quality of the profession and strengthens our ability to serve our clients and communities. As part of Cole Schotz’s continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal community, we have created the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship.

The Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship is open to a second-year, full time law student in good standing. Consideration is given to the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, social justice activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the legal profession. (These values are weighted collectively; no one value is predominate). The recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.


To be eligible for the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a full-time student in good standing who will complete his/her first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School by July 1, 2021 and who will commence his/her second year in the summer or fall of 2021.
  • The applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 8 at either his/her/their undergraduate school and law school. If your grades have been a challenge in law school, we invite you to explain why.
  • The applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States or permanent resident of the United States of America as well as attend an ABA accredited law school in a state where Cole Schotz’s offices are located: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or Texas.
  • The applicant must not be the recipient of another diversity scholarship award.


Applicants must complete and submit on or before July 1, 2021 the accompanying application form by e- mail with the following mandatory additional items:

  • Official undergraduate transcript;
  • Official first-year law school transcript;
  • Current resume;
  • A typed personal statement of 750 words or The statement must include information about (1) why the candidate wishes to pursue a career in law; and (2) how the candidate’s background, life experiences and/or goals as an attorney would improve diversity in the field of law;
  • Proof of residency;
  • List of all scholarships and grants candidate has received or will receive for the next academic Please provide the amount of each scholarship and grant. We understand that you may not be aware of next year’s financial aid; just advise us if this is the case.

Incomplete applications may be given less consideration compared to complete applications.

For a copy of the application, ask your CDO advisor. Please see website for more information.



You’re Invited! Get to Know Kelley Kronenberg on March 25th at 12:30PM!

Join Kelley Kronenberg for a virtual event where Director of Talent Acquisition, Caroline Cimei and Partner, Lauren Einhorn, will discuss kickstarting your legal career.

WHEN:        WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2021 @ 12:30 P.M.


Meeting ID: 944 8276 5482

Passcode: 574322

RSVP Here.

Once students sign up, they will receive a calendar invite with the zoom details. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!



WHEN:           Thursday, April 1, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (PT) | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Please join us for Intel’s D&I Technology Summit for Law Students! At Intel, we believe the technology industry should reflect the diversity we see every day in the world around us. This webinar, offered in cooperation with our law firm partners, is designed to change our industry and change the world by encouraging diverse law students of all backgrounds to pursue careers in the technology sector.

Inspired by the overwhelming success of last year’s program, the Intel D&I Tech Summit will feature new speakers, new topics, and new ideas to bring you fresh perspectives on a career in Tech Law & Policy. The program will begin with introductions and a Welcome Presentation by Intel, before breaking into smaller breakout sessions.

The breakout sessions will be divided into two, 30-minute rounds to provide you with the opportunity to explore different areas. In these sessions you will have a chance to hear from our distinguished panelists, who will introduce themselves and their practice areas, and then take your questions. We hope you’ll join us for insightful conversations regarding practice areas including:

Antitrust Litigation
Antitrust litigation involves counseling your client and applying for regulatory approvals from competition authorities around the globe. You might be confronting suits by government regulators to stop or unwind your deal, or suing or getting sued by the merging entity. You might have a white collar crime matter in which you are dealing with employee involvement in alleged price fixing or bid rigging, and are negotiating with government entities for amnesty or a deferred prosecution deal, all the while fending off “follow-on” litigation around the globe, including class action cases in the U.S. brought in state and federal courts by diverse “classes” of those alleged to be harmed by the conduct. During this fast-paced session, we’ll take you through a typical day in the life of an “antitruster” and explain why certain large technology companies are currently in the crosshairs of government regulators.

Chat with Counsel for Intel’s Laptop and Data Center Businesses
Have you ever dreamed of being the general counsel for a multi-billion-dollar technology company? Do you want to use your legal skills to help develop cutting-edge technology that impacts everyone on the planet? If so, join our lead attorneys for Intel’s PC and Data Center businesses. You’ll learn about the cutting-edge legal and policy issues they address, how they embed within their business units and work closely with their business partners to drive Intel’s growth, as well as the career paths they took to these exciting roles.

Employment & Labor
Learn about the varied practice of employment law in technology through the lenses of both in-house and law firm attorneys. Get a taste of the myriad areas technology sector employers must navigate, including whistleblowers, civil rights, workers’ compensation, restrictive covenants, labor relations and employee benefits. We will share some fun war stories too!

Ever wondered what it is like to work with clients at the cutting edge of corporate sustainability? Come learn how, as an environmental attorney, you could assist high-tech manufacturers improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and conserve resources. This session will also provide insight into the complex and ever-evolving web of environmental laws and regulations high-tech manufacturers must navigate. If you are looking for a career in which you can work at the intersection of law, policy and science, this panel is for you!

Internal Investigations
What do paper shredders, car emissions, blood tests and college admissions have in common? Our panelists will discuss how companies investigate potential wrongdoing, including financial fraud, insider trading, bribery and ” Me Too” issues. This session will also cover the internal investigation process, from discovery of a potential issue to interacting with the DOJ, SEC, FBI and other governmental agencies in order to ultimately resolve a case. 

Intellectual Property Transactions and Litigation
Think you might want to be an IP lawyer, but aren’t sure what that means? For technology companies, their most valuable assets often are intellectual property rights like trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks or patents. Come hear how tech lawyers protect and work on matters involving these IP rights from both the transactional and litigation perspective. 

LinkedIn: How to Rock Your Profile
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional community. Did you know that adding a photo to your LinkedIn profile will get you 21 times more views? One of them could be a recruiter for your next career play! Consider that 300k-people search by industry every week on LinkedIn. Is your industry listed? Join Elizabeth Wilke from LinkedIn, who will give you easy tips and advice for how to put your best foot forward on LinkedIn to get noticed, get hired, and get ahead. 

Mergers & Acquisitions – Emerging Companies – Venture Capital
What does an M&A lawyer do? Why do we do M&A and what is our lifestyle like, both at a law firm and in house? What are key steps you can take now to become a successful M&A practitioner? 

Privacy and Cybersecurity
Take a peek into the world of privacy and security as a cyber incident unfolds. We will walk through the day in the life of an attorney as she/he battles a cyber incident. 

Sales and Marketing
Have you ever wanted to say every day, “Show me the money!” and “Coffee is for closers”? Learn how antitrust law, marketing law, and negotiation strategy are applied to close deals and generate almost $80 billion in annual sales for Intel. 

Tech Policy and Government Affairs
Are you interested in how your legal skills can contribute to the transformation of personal mobility that’s happening globally with the development of autonomous vehicles? If so, join our attorneys as they discuss Intel’s automotive legal practice and their pathways to emerging tech policy. You’ll learn more about the benefits of self-driving vehicles and Intel’s cutting edge solutions to improve roadway safety, impact social equity and provide important environmental and societal benefits to the nation’s traveling public. 

Tech Policy and HBCUs
Join Dean Browne Lewis of North Carolina Central University School of Law for a “fireside” chat about HBCUs and how they are educating the next generation of lawyers to practice in the tech industry. Dean Lewis will talk with John Seward of Intel about the recently announced partnership between Intel and NCCU to create a new technology law and policy center, the important work the school and its students are doing in this area and why law students should consider a career in the technology industry. 

Technology Development (Intel Labs)
Are you wondering what the practice of technology law looks like from outside counsel and in-house counsel perspective? Join our panelists as they share their personal career journeys practicing technology transactional work and what it means to counsel clients on internal development, licensing and commercialization activities. We’ll also provide a brief overview of Intel Labs, with a spotlight on Intel’s program code named Loihi, which involves a neuromorphic computing chip that replicates many of the brain’s fundamental architectural properties.

To register for this webinar, please click HERE.

Bilzin Sumberg’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Invite You to a Virtual Lecture on March 24th 2021!

Remembering the Past to Safeguard the Future: Drawing Lessons from Rosewood

In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a virtual lecture by Dr. Marvin Dunn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University, on the historical importance of the Rosewood Massacre of 1923. Drawing on his groundbreaking research on one of the most tragic racial incidents in Florida’s history, Dr. Dunn will recount the story of Rosewood, explore the ramifications of the events that transpired for the local African-American community in the years that followed, and discuss his search for the graves of the black victims of the 1923 massacre that destroyed the town.

DATE: Wednesday, March 24

TIME:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom registration is required.

Please click here to save your spot and register via Zoom.

About Dr. Marvin Dunn: Dr. Marvin Dunn, a native Floridian, is Professor Emeritus and retired Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. Born during the Jim Crow era, he brings a perspective to black history that has been missed, distorted, and minimalized in the past. He co- authored “The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds” (1984), and authored “Black Miami in the Twentieth Century” (1997) and “A History of Florida Through Black Eyes” (2016). Dr. Dunn appears regularly on local and national television broadcasts, providing insight on race issues in America. He has been published in major newspapers, and he is a nationally respected scholar, author, historian, and community activist in race and ethnic relations. He lives in Miami Florida.

Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware Bar Association 2021 Alford Excellence Award

2021 Alford Excellence Award:

In honor of Haile L. Alford, the first African-American female judge in the State of Delaware, the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section (“MJL Section”) of the Delaware State Bar Association will grant the 2021 Alford Excellence Award to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2021 Delaware Bar Examination. Judge Alford was appointed by Governor Mike Castle in 1992 and served on the bench until her untimely death in 2003 at the age of 54. The 2021 Alford Excellence Award will be in the amount of $3,000.


Application materials include: (1) the 2021 Alford Excellence Award Application, (2) a personal essay (1,000 word limit), and (3) at least one but no more than three letters of recommendation.

Part I

2021 Alford Excellence Award Application: Applicants must submit the attached Application to highlight their superior academic credentials, leadership qualities, commitment to community service, and intent to actively practice law in the State of Delaware.  Applicants must complete all of the requested information in the Application and include copies of their transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) and résumé. Applicants may also include copies of other relevant documents, such as awards, recognition certificates, etc.

Part II

Personal Essay: Applicants must submit a persuasive essay highlighting their demonstrated leadership abilities, commitment to community service, personal barriers that have been overcome and/or providing examples of academic achievements, awards and certificates, personal qualities and character.  In addition, applicants MUST address why they desire to actively practice law in Delaware and/or their ties/commitment to the State of Delaware. As a reminder, this scholarship is intended to help defray the cost of sitting for the Delaware Bar Exam.

Part III 

Letters of recommendation: Each applicant must submit at least one (1), but no more than three (3), letters of recommendation, highlighting how the applicant meets any/all of the criteria mentioned above.

Part IV 

Each scholarship recipient will be required to submit proof of a submitted application to sit for the 2021 Delaware Bar by May 7, 2021. Failure to do so will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship.

All application materials should be submitted via email by April 9, 2021 to:

The Alford Excellence Award Selection Committee

Attn: Emily Bryant-Álvarez, Esq.

Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section

For a copy of the application, please email your CDO advisor.


This Week at the CDO (Week of March 1, 2021)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: Spencer Aronfeld: A to Z of Building your own Law Firm – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: The CDO invites you to join Spencer Aronfeld (JD ’91), a successful alumnus and one of our most dynamic speakers, as he gives his highly acclaimed presentation on how to develop a successful solo law practice. If you have questions, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

Attend the Externship Information Meeting on March 2nd!

Professor Jessi Tamayo will be conducting an externship information session covering both summer and fall externships.  If you are considering externships this summer or fall, please try to attend:

Topic: Summer/Fall Externship Informational Meeting

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Take the Major, Lindsey & Africa 2021 Gen Z Survey!

We are still seeking responses for our Covid Impact on Gen Z mini survey. As an incentive, we are now offering an opportunity to win one of two $50 UberEats gift cards and will keep the survey open for another two weeks (winners will be chosen at random on April 5 and will be notified within two weeks).

We are really keen to share the voice of the student body that will impact future law firm hiring and training decisions. If students have already participated and wish to be included in the drawing, they can email here.

Take the survey here.

The Ticktin Law Group, P.A. (Deerfield Beach/Miami/Jacksonville/Orlando/Tampa, FL) Seeks Associate Litigation Attorney

We have 3 office locations across the state of Florida, and are looking for a motivated, excited lawyer to work out of our Deerfield Beach Office. The lawyer will handle a wide-variety of civil ligation cases, including, business litigation, foreclosure defense, personal injury, employment law, and other types of commercial litigation.

We take pride in developing and mentoring our attorneys. At The Ticktin Law Group you will have the opportunity to handle non-jury trials, and jury trials, both first and second chair. We are a very busy, established law firm located in the Deerfield Beach area looking to hire an attorney to immediately fill a full-time position.

If interested please email resume and apply via Symplicity Job Posting ID#27931.

Non-Smokers Only.

Alfred F. Andreu, PA (Miami, FL) Seeks 3L Law Clerk (PT) or Attorney (FT)

Alfred F. Andreu, P.A. is seeking a current 3L student for part-time employment, or a recent grad who is a Florida Bar licensed attorney for full time employment. Ideal candidate should be interested in growing real estate practice area. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.

Please submit your resume to Alfred F. Andreu via e-mail or via Symplicity Job Posting ID#27932 for consideration. This is an immediate hire opportunity.