Fenwick has been recognized for achievement by a number of publications for our firmwide pro bono and diversity commitments and for innovation in these areas. We want this scholarship to bring summer associates more fully into these core firm commitments.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (PRWEB) October 4, 2007
The Fellowship will be available to second year law students selected for their commitment to community service, exceptional leadership and outstanding academic performance. Public interest organizations that have agreed to partner with Fenwick & West to provide placements for law students include organizations such as the Asian Law Caucus and La Raza Centro Legal.
Managing Partner Kate Fritz said, "We designed the scholarship to fulfill two goals: to encourage and support future lawyers committed to a professional life that includes activism on diversity and to extend direct service to the legal needs of historically underrepresented and diverse groups. We are always looking for new and creative ways to extend and deepen our commitments to diversity and pro bono service, and this scholarship is the latest example."
Fenwick & West received high honors on the Minority Law Journal's Diversity Scorecard. The firm recently placed third in a field of 244 U.S. law firms reporting ethnic minority data.
"Fenwick & West believes a commitment to diversity is essential for a vibrant, talented law firm to serve an increasingly diverse client base, our local community and world," said Laurence Pulgram, Chair of Fenwick & West's Diversity Committee. "Fenwick has been recognized for achievement by a number of publications for our firmwide pro bono and diversity commitments and for innovation in these areas. We want this scholarship to bring summer associates more fully into these core firm commitments."
About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West has been actively involved in various groups and activities that work to promote diversity both in the legal profession and the community, including the Asian American Bar Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the ABA Section of the Litigation Committee for the Minority Trial Lawyer and the Minority Corporate Counsel program.