BYC Fellowship Opportunities

Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program

Mission

  • To create networking and mentoring opportunities for diverse students to engage and work with attorneys at law firms in various areas of law as a career building experience.
  • Gives students the opportunity to work side-by-side with attorneys and provides valuable professional experiences.
  • Fundamentally educate, impact, and change the entire trajectory for a law student — those that have something unique to offer – if only given the opportunity.
  • Strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year and/or second-year law students.
  • Designed to attract students who have overcome one or more substantial obstacles in pursuing a legal career, come from a disadvantaged background, and/or are underrepresented in the legal community.
  • Students must have an interest in learning and a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusiveness.

Student experience

  • Receive valuable networking, training, and mentoring opportunities
  • Gain a professional network (and distinct advantage to be able to network)
  • Resume builder
  • Professional development

Funding/Scholarship

  • All BYC Fellowships are paid.
  • Some Fellowships will also receive a BYC Fellow Scholarship (amounts vary).

Fellowship Opportunities

BYC Fellowship at Bradley – Jackson, MS, Winter 2019

Our Partnership

Bradley is excited to be a part of the very first BYC Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program. Bradley’s commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal that allows us to build a team with broad backgrounds and experiences. Because of this commitment to diversity, it was a natural fit for the Bessie Young Council to partner with Bradley on our Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program.

About the Fellowship

  • Bradley will select an outstanding 1L student who will be employed by Bradley (Jackson office) as a 2019 winter associate.
    • Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20, 2019.
    • There is some flexibility for a few additional days depending on the candidate’s and Bradley’s holiday schedule.
    • This is a paid position: salary is $1,100/week.
  • The student will have the unique opportunity to spend time working as an intern doing paralegal work and traditional student associate work.
  • The recipient will receive the Bradley winter associate program weekly salary.
  • If selected, student must complete his or her fellowship with Bradley during the winter break of 2019 in order to receive the paid salary.
  • At the end of the 2019 winter program, there is no obligation to offer to the student, or any guarantee that the student shall receive, employment or another opportunity after the completion of the program.

How to Apply

Applicants are considered in part based on their leadership experience, diversity-related student organization involvement, and personal achievements. Student must be an actively enrolled 1L law student.

First year law students will submit the following to the “Bradley BYC Winter 2019 1L Fellowship” posting via UM Law Career Services job posting site, CSO:

  • Resume
  • A brief personal statement, 500 words or less, explaining your commitment to diversity in the legal profession
  • Law Career Services will compile all applicant materials for Bradley to review and select the fellow.

The application deadline for the 2019 fellowship program is 5:00PM on Friday, November 15, 2019.