Meyers Nave announced its new Diversity Fellowship Program in the firm’s 2016 holiday e-card, which received Honorable Mention in a national contest and was recognized for demonstrating “the firm’s commitment to diversity.” Our Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to promote diversity throughout the legal profession by helping to build a pipeline of diverse attorneys at the law school level. Please click here for general application information.
The Diversity Fellowship Program includes:
- A paid, full-time, 10-week Fellow position at Meyers Nave during the summer after the first and second years of law school
- Annual tuition assistance of $5,000 for the second and third years of law school, upon completion of the first- and second-year Fellow programs
- Mentoring during law school from Meyers Nave attorneys focusing on academic work and the practice and business of law
- Potential Associate position at Meyers Nave after law school
Comments from Our Inaugural Fellow
Our first program participant shares the following description of her experience: “My summer experience exceeded all my expectations! From day one, I felt like I was part of a team. I worked on substantive assignments from a variety of cases, learned new areas of law, and had the opportunity to observe strategy meetings, depositions, and hearings. All of the attorneys I worked with were really bright, friendly, and made sure I was learning and making an impact. The program’s high level of training and support shows the firm’s commitment to turning summer associates into associates.”
2018 Fellowship Program Highlights
The 2018 program included important experiences for our two Fellows, Shandyn Pierce and Victoria Ayeni. For example, they met Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland City Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Noel Gallo, attended the Installation Dinner for the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California along with Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Benjamin T. Reyes II (a Meyers Nave Principal appointed in 2017 by California Governor Brown as the first Filipino-American judge appointed to the Contra Costa County Superior Court), and attended the Bar Association of San Francisco’s African American Partners and Associates Summer Reception.