The Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship demonstrates our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within our firm and the legal profession by providing professional and financial support to law students at the outset of their legal careers. The scholarship is awarded to a diverse 1L law student with consideration of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, age, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, who has strong academic and professional credentials and a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship is designed to provide the recipient unique professional development opportunities and financial support to create a foundation for sustained success in the legal profession. The scholarship consists of the following components:
- Summer Associate Position. The recipient will receive a paid summer clerkship during the summer following their first year in law school. Please visit the Law Student/Summer Program portion of our website to learn more about our summer associate program.
- Financial Award. The recipient is eligible to receive a $10,000 award payable in two $5,000 increments, first if the recipient is offered and accepts a 2L summer clerkship with our firm and second if the recipient is offered and accepts a position with our firm as a full-time associate after graduation.
- Dedicated Professional Mentor. The recipient will be assigned an attorney mentor from our firm. The mentor will serve as a resource for navigating law school, summer associate experiences, and other professional development opportunities throughout law school.
- In-house Client Rotation Opportunity. The recipient will be eligible to spend a portion of their 1L or 2L summer clerkship with one of our clients’ in-house legal departments. The availability of an in-house rotation is subject to client approval and summer associate performance.
To apply, please complete the application form which consists of your resume, a personal statement reflecting your diversity experiences and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession or community (no more than two pages in length), and an official transcript with your 1L fall grades. If your 1L grades are not available at the time you apply, please submit your other materials and provide your 1L grades when they become available. Please complete the form and submit the other application materials even if you have already applied for a summer associate position with our firm. The Diversity Scholarship Selection Committee will review completed applications and determine which candidates to invite to Wyrick Robbins for an interview.
The application period is open until February 28, 2020. Questions regarding the Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.