Meyers Nave’s Diversity Fellows Meet Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Meyers Nave’s 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. The Program includes (1) a paid, full-time, 10-week Fellow position at Meyers Nave during the summer after the first and second years of law school, (2) 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, (3) mentoring during law school from Meyers Nave attorneys focusing on academic work and the practice and business of law, and (4) a potential Associate position at Meyers Nave after law school.
Our first Diversity Program Fellow shared 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.”
Our two current Diversity Program Fellows began their experience with the opportunity to meet Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
(from left to right: Victoria Ayeni, Oakland Mayor Libby Shaaf, Shandyn Pierce)