Diversity Fellowship

Cairncross & Hempelmann Diversity Fellowship Program

In an effort to further support and increase the diversity represented in our firm, as well as the legal community as a whole, we began offering a $7,500 fellowship in conjunction with a summer associate position to one second year law student in 2007. This fellowship is paid directly to the student’s law school at the beginning of their third year to help defray tuition costs. Since we instituted the fellowship, we have offered it every year and have welcomed back each of our fellows as practicing attorneys upon their graduation from law school. 

Selection Criteria

Students are encouraged to apply who will be in their second year of law school during the 2018-2019 school year, are in good standing at any ABA accredited law school and will contribute to the diversity of our firm.  We are looking for law students who can dedicate themselves to a 10-12 week summer associate position with the firm and are ultimately committed to practicing law in Seattle for the long term.  High academic achievement is important, and membership on law review or Moot Court Honor Board is definitely a plus.  We are also interested in participation and dedication to community- and diversity-related activities.

Application Checklist

Recruiting for our 2019 Diversity Fellowship is now complete.  Please check back in May 2019 for information on next year’s application process.