Diversity Scholarship - Summer Associate (1L/2L)

Albany, NY, USA ● New York, NY, USA ● Rochester, NY, USA ● Syracuse, NY, USA ● Uniondale, NY, USA Req #10402
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale, Washington, D.C. and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

2024 HB 1L/2L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

COMMITMENT TO OUR VALUES & DIVERSITY

Harris Beach PLLC strives to cultivate an inclusive workplace by respecting the contributions of all individuals, which empowers everyone and fosters innovative approaches that enhance the services we provide. Our mission is to excel as a leading multicultural law firm that reflects and builds upon the growing diversity of the clients and communities we serve. In everything we do, we are committed to “Creating Client Solutions that Exceed Expectations,” and exemplifying our shared values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Ingenuity, and Inclusion.

THE 2024 HB 1L/2L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2007, our HB 1L/2L Diversity Scholarship includes a $10,000 tuition award to be remitted directly to the recipient’s law school for the next year, and a paid HB summer associate position. This scholarship is awarded annually to two 1L and/or 2L full-time law students, who have a strong commitment to practice law in New York State. Applicants may not be the recipient of a similar award from another law firm. Opportunities for a summer associate position in 2024 are available in the offices listed below in the Salary section.

 

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE & WHEN ARE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?

The HB 1L/2L Diversity Scholarship applications are open for submission on a rolling basis from November 1, 2023 through March 1, 2024. The firm’s hiring committee will review all application packages and interview scholarship finalists after the application period closes. Scholarship recipients will be selected on or before March 29, 2024.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS TO INCLUDE ELECTRONICALLY WITH SUBMISSION:

  • Cover Letter – include office preference from list below in the Salary section.
  • Current Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Official Law School Transcript - 1L applicants can submit first semester grades in January.
  • Personal Essay in 750 Words or Less on: HOW HAS AN ASPECT OF YOUR IDENTITY SHAPED YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES?

Please complete this online application with all required application materials (can be attached in the ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS section). Questions about the scholarship can be directed to: Jamie Page, Chief Human Resources Officer jpage@harrisbeach.com or Stephanie Fame, Manager of Recruiting sfame@harrisbeach.com.

SALARY INFORMATION:
NYC Summer Associates: $2,400 weekly
Uniondale Summer Associates: $2,200 weekly
Albany, Rochester, Syracuse Summer Associates: $2,075 weekly

 

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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