Jan. 16: Deadline: NYCBA Diversity Fellowship Application (1L)

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The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) Diversity Fellowship program places first year law students in participating law firms and corporate or government legal departments as paid summer associates. These students come from eleven NY metro law schools and are committed to furthering the goal of diversity in the legal profession.  All students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Each of you should make an individual determination regarding your ability to contribute to diversity at a law firm, corporation, or government office. We advise that each applicant be able to discuss with the interview committees his/her diverse background and commitment to furthering the goal of diversity in the legal profession.


The program provides an outstanding opportunity to work in the private and public sectors during your 1L summer.  The opportunity allows students to gain invaluable work experience, make important contacts, and in several instances, find an organization to which they would ultimately return upon graduation.  NYU School of Law students have historically done extremely well in securing fellowships through the program.


The application deadline is after the Winter Break on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Applications, and an informational tip sheet, are available under the Job Tab on CSM/Symplicity (https://law-nyu-csm.symplicity.com/students); CSM Job ID # ID 455716. PLEASE NOTE: Nothing needs to be done with the application and materials until AFTER final exams have been completed. Applications will not be reviewed until after January 16, 2018.


After you submit your application, please make sure to sign up for an interview time slot under the Events Tab on CSM/Symplicity. The Interview time slots will be available on December 22, 2017.


Below is a list of the 2017 participating employers:


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Bank of New York Mellon

Bloomberg L.P.

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Brown Rudnick LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Dechert LLP

Deutsche Bank AG, New York

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Haynes & Boone LLP

Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach LLP

Jones Day


Morgan Stanley

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

New York City Law Department

New York County District Attorney’s Office

New York Life Insurance Company

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Prudential Financial

Viacom, Inc.

Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.


For more information about the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program, please contact Emily Weinig in the Office of Career Services at: emily.weinig@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6671.