Fish & Richardson announced today its 2013 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients – Jennifer Cieluch (Duke University School of Law), Erin Leach (University of Chicago Law School), Keith Lim (George Washington University Law School), Ann Motl (University of Minnesota Law School), and Holly Victorson (University of Michigan Law School) – who were selected from more than 275 candidates. Each Diversity Fellow will receive a $5,000 academic scholarship, a paid 2013 summer associate position in the office of their choice, and a unique opportunity to be mentored by members of the firm throughout their law school education. Fish launched its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program in 2005 to help attract and recruit diverse first-year law school students from across the U.S.
Fish’s 2013 Diversity Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the 1L Scholars Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of law firm managing partners and corporate chief legal officers formed in 2009 to advance diversity in the legal profession.
“Diversity is integral to who we are as a firm. It’s important to the clients we serve and the communities we live and work in, and is critical to our ongoing initiative to advance diversity in the legal profession. Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program has been very successful and continues to help us recruit some of the top law students in the country and provide them with professional growth opportunities at an early stage in their legal careers,” said Ahmed Davis, a Fish principal and National Chair of the firm’s Diversity Initiative...
Erin Leach, a student at the University of Chicago Law School (2015), has a Master of Science in nuclear science and engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Spellman College. Ms. Leach will work in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
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