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Announcing the Seeger Weiss Diversity Fellowship
Seeger Weiss LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched the Seeger Weiss Diversity Fellowship. We believe that diversity makes workplaces, institutions, and our world stronger, smarter, more resilient, and more just. A diverse legal team is a more effective legal team, and one that better serves its clients.
Seeger Weiss is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable workplace where team members from all backgrounds can thrive and grow. We also recognize that equity doesn’t just happen—it must be built. We are proud to share the Seeger Weiss Diversity Fellowship as a part of our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys from underrepresented backgrounds.
“Growing up in the neighborhood I did, the more people you expose yourself to, the more people you’re going to understand,” says cofounding partner Chris Seeger, who also leads the firm’s diversity committee. “Bringing people together, recognizing how interconnected we all are, makes us stronger and better.”
Details regarding the Diversity Fellowship and eligibility requirements are as follows:
The Fellowship Program
The Fellowship—which includes an award of up to $8,000 plus an additional $2,000 charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization of their choice in consultation with the firm—will be offered to an exceptional rising second-year law student who shows the promise both of becoming an outstanding attorney and of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of Seeger Weiss and the legal community. The Fellowship will be awarded in the course of the regular fall recruiting season for summer associate positions and the Fellow will participate in the regular summer associate program at the Firm in the year after the Fellowship is awarded.
The recipient of the Fellowship must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership abilities, together with personal and professional accomplishments and a commitment to community service. The recipient should demonstrate the potential to be successful in the legal profession and to be a meaningful contributor to the diversity of our firm and the legal community—including but not limited to the applicant’s ethnic or racial background, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or veteran status. All applicants must be entering their second year in good standing pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA accredited law school.
We will accept applications for the 2021 Fellowship until March 31, 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.