V&E Diversity Fellowships

Award Amount: $10,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

Vinson & Elkins LLP. makes available a fellowship namely “V&E Diversity Fellowships”  to the brightest law students from the nation’s top law schools. LGBTQ individual or a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (i.e., Asian (including South Asian), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Multiracial, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) are eligible to apply.

Host Institution:

Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers worldwide headquartered in the First City Tower in Downtown Houston, Texas. Vinson & Elkins offers clients widely recognized legal excellence as well as efficiency and market insights in a manner that reflects the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Eligibility:

This scholarship program is applicable for:

  • First-year law students must attend and be in good standing at an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Eligible students must be an LGBTQ individual or a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (i.e., Asian (including South Asian), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Multiracial, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Have a strong undergraduate and law school record
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrate interest in working in a law firm setting

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply applicants must go through the given link:

https://portal.velaw.com/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=a05b937e-9dba-44f5-b225-6acf0423ee2c

Supporting Documents:

The scholarship recipients must provide the following information:

  • Completed online application.
  • Current resume
  • Current official or unofficial law school transcript
  • A brief statement (500 words or less) discussing interest in Vinson & Elkins, describing how your unique experiences will contribute to our practice of law.

Award Description:

  • Fellows will receive $10,000 award amount (in two $5,000 installments).
  • Applicants also have an opportunity to clerk in one of our U.S. offices the summer following your 1L or 2L year.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Diversity—Inclusion/V-E-Diversity-Fellowships/