Consistent with WilmerHale’s long standing commitment to public service and organizations addressing social justice, we are pleased to sponsor our 1L Diversity Public Interest Fellowship Program for first-year law students. The recipients are awarded a $10,000 stipend for the summer between their 1L and 2L year to work in a public interest legal position or a judicial internship.
WilmerHale looks for talented first-year law students who are interested in spending their 1L summer in a public interest legal organization, government role or a judicial internship. Recipients are expected to secure their own summer position.
Recipients who interview for the 1L Fellowship and are later interested in the WilmerHale 2L Summer Associate Program may be asked to bypass the screening process and earn an automatic callback.
The WilmerHale 1L Diversity Public Interest Fellowship Program is open to all full-time, first-year law students in good standing who expect to graduate from an ABA-accredited law school in 2025. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from their 1st semester of law school. We seek applicants whose academic and personal record of achievement demonstrates a commitment to excellence. Students must also demonstrate commitment to the legal profession and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community. Recipients may not accept a diversity award from another law firm if selected for this Fellowship.
We will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2024 program in December 2023.