Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Opportunity FellowshipPDF
- Practicing with Robinson Bradshaw
- Diversity in Recruiting
- Law Students
- Judicial Clerks & Entry-Level Attorneys
- Lateral Attorneys
- Attorney Recruiting Contacts
- Professional Staff
The Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Opportunity Fellowship furthers the firm's commitment to recruit and promote talented individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Fellows will benefit from hands-on learning, participate in networking and community engagement opportunities, and receive scholarship funds to assist with their law school expenses.
- A paid position in our summer associate program.
- Up to $25,000 in scholarship funds.
- $10,000 will be awarded after acceptance of a 1L summer associate position;
- $7,500 will be awarded after acceptance of a 2L summer associate position; and
- $7,500 will be awarded after acceptance of an entry-level associate position.
- Participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars program.
- An opportunity to engage in an enrichment experience of the fellow's choosing.
How to Apply
Please complete the application and upload your resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a brief statement (1-2 pages) explaining how your background and experiences would enhance Robinson Bradshaw and our local community. You can view the Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Opportunity Fellowship information sheet here.
In Their Words
Gregg Hill, Inaugural Diversity Fellow
"Of course the financial help with law school is extremely helpful, but the fellowship means so much more. Going into law school, I understood that my first-year internship was very important. I have succeeded academically my whole life, and although the first-year law school experience was very challenging, I was more focused on the summer internship and having a good start to my legal career.
Receiving the fellowship made me feel like I belonged and that I was on the right track. I remember getting the call from [Robinson Bradshaw's Recruiting Co-Chair] Adam Doerr with the fellowship offer, and it was truly one of the best days I had during the year. In addition, it meant a lot to me that Robinson Bradshaw emphasizes increased minority representation and is a firm that understands the value of diversity."
James Street, Inaugural Diversity Fellow
"As a Black and Tuscarora first-generation student, the information that I have about the legal profession is very limited in comparison to the information that other law students have. Fortunately, fellowships like the one Robinson Bradshaw offers help tear down the wall that stands between students from disadvantaged backgrounds and the information that is indispensable to an equal career foundation.
Because I used the scholarship in part to finance summer housing, I was able to explore many areas of Charlotte, get involved with local communities, and get a head start in choosing where I would live. Without the fellowship, my summer would not have been as enriching as it was. Words promoting diversity are one thing; but actions promoting diversity make the real difference in students' lives."