Diversity Fellowship Program

We have a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and believe that a diverse work environment, with individuals from different backgrounds and with different perspectives, helps to attract the best and brightest candidates in the legal community and enables us to provide the best representation to our clients.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, the firm’s Diversity Committee is proud to sponsor the Klehr Harrison Diversity Fellowship Program, which is intended to further our mission of recruiting and retaining candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
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PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY

Hands-on Learning: Each fellow will have the opportunity to engage in work assignments designed to develop practical legal skills and acclimate to the duties and obligations that attorneys face while working in a law firm. Fellows will also have the opportunity to sit in on client calls, draft real-world documents and attend court proceedings.

Well-rounded Experience: Each fellow will split his or her time during the summer component of the program by rotating through two of the firm’s four main departments: Litigation, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Real Estate & Finance and Corporate & Securities. The firm will take each fellow’s preferences for departmental assignments into account when structuring the fellow’s program. 

Meaningful Mentorship: Each fellow will be paired with two attorney mentors—one from each department in which the fellow is placed. The attorney mentors will be available as a resource throughout the entire length of the fellowship program. Mentors will schedule regular meetings and professional development opportunities for the fellow.

Professional Development: Each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and networking events throughout the duration of the program, including client and community events. Each fellow will also be invited to attend continuing legal education events sponsored by the firm.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • The firm is accepting candidates in their first and/or second year of law school.
  • Selected fellows will participate in a six-week summer component of the program that will begin on a mutually agreeable date in June or July of 2022.
  • Selected fellows will be paid $1,500 per week during the six-week summer component, less all legally required withholdings and taxes.
  • Selected fellows will also participate in the mentorship component of the program during the course of their second or third year of law school.

ELIGIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS

The firm encourages candidates to apply who:

  • are enrolled in a full-time ABA-accredited law school as a 1L or 2L student;
  • are members of historically underrepresented populations, including, without limitation, racial or ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ community, candidates from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds and/or candidates who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law;
  • have community service experience demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community;
  • have excelled academically in college and law school;
  • are U.S. citizens or authorized to work permanently in the U.S.; and
  • are not the recipients of similar diversity awards from another law firm for the same summer.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications for the Diversity Fellowship are now being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.

Please direct any questions regarding the Diversity Fellowship to the firm’s Diversity Committee at Diversity.Committee@klehr.com.

 

To apply, please click here to complete the application.

Deadline to submit an application for Summer 2023 will be announced in late 2022. 

 

 

 

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