December 12, 2018
Register now for Cooley’s 2019 1L Diversity Fellowship!

Cooley Diversity Fellowship – 2019

As part of Cooley’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first-year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition.The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate. Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

“We’re devoted to this notion of being creative and entrepreneurial and that is born out of diversity – both diversity of opinion and diversity of background.”

 Joe ConroyCEO

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We welcome applications from all law school students who:

    • Are enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2021 at the time of application
    • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within their local communities and/or more broadly
    • Can participate in and complete Cooley’s 2019 Summer Associate program
    • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019

Selection criteria

Fellows will be selected based on consideration of the following factors:

    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
    • Undergraduate and law school academic performance achievement
    • Personal achievement
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • Community service

Application process

Applications must be submitted online and should include:

    • A complete and accurate online application; only one application will be considered
    • A personal statement no more than one single-spaced page in length, demonstrating the achievement of the selection criteria for the diversity fellowship
    • Current resume
    • Undergraduate transcript
    • Graduate program transcripts, if applicable
    • Law school transcript following the receipt of first-term grades

For 1L students in the 2018–2019 academic year, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange for personal interviews.

Please direct any inquiries to