Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the firm’s Diversity Scholarship for first year law students. Founded in 2020, the scholarship is an important part of the firm’s longstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.
“As we continue to formalize our diversity practices, including by participating in the 2021-2023 Midsize Mansfield Rule cohort, we are excited to offer the Diversity Scholarship for a third consecutive year,” said Managing Partner, Jimmy Yates. “We recognize that people are our greatest resource and work to embody that through recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse group of talented attorneys.”
The Wyrick Robbins Diversity Scholarship is open to first year, diverse law students. It includes a paid summer clerkship with the firm as part of the 2022 summer associate program. The recipient also is eligible for an additional $10,000 scholarship. In addition to receiving practical, hands-on experience and financial support, the recipient will be paired with an attorney mentor from the firm during their law school career and be eligible for a potential in-house client rotation opportunity during their summer clerkship.
Applications will be considered based on a variety of factors, including academic and professional credentials, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession and North Carolina communities, and interest in the firm. More information on the scholarship and how to apply can be found at www.wyrick.com/diversity-scholarship. The application deadline is January 14, 2022.