Diversity Fellowship

Cairncross & Hempelmann Diversity Fellowship Program

CH& is committed to supporting and increasing the diversity represented in our firm as well as the legal community as a whole.  In 2007, we began offering a Diversity Fellowship which includes a paid summer associate position in our firm.  This year, the 1L Diversity Fellowship continues with a $10,000 academic scholarship to be paid directly to the recipient’s law school at the beginning of their second year, after they have completed their summer with the firm.

Selection Criteria

Students are encouraged to apply in their first year of law school by following the application process outlined below.  We encourage students to apply who are in good standing at any ABA accredited law school and who will contribute to the diversity of our firm.  We are looking for law students who can dedicate themselves to a 12-week summer associate position.  High academic achievement is important and membership or leadership on a law-related competitive group or Board is a plus.  We are also interested in participation and dedication to community- and diversity-related activities.

Application Materials

To apply for the Summer 2020 1L Diversity Fellowship, please submit the following Application Materials no later than February 18, 2020:

  • Diversity Fellowship Application (see attached)
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) describing achievements, challenges you have overcome, and/or how your unique personal history will contribute to the diversity of our firm
  • Resume
  • Current law school transcript
  • Legal writing sample
  • List of three or more references (professional and/or academic)

Diversity Fellowship Application Form

Send Application Materials To:

Ann M. Hanni
Human Resources Manager
Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA  98104-2323

Students at University of Washington and Seattle University law schools may apply online through the OCI (On Campus Interviewing) process established by their law schools.