Stoel Rives Demonstrates Commitment with First-Year Student Diversity Fellowships
Kathleen Sebastian, Marketing Manager - Seattle, (206) 386-7513
Stoel Rives LLP has established two First-Year Student Diversity Fellowships, one to be awarded in each of the firm's Seattle and Portland offices. Each fellowship provides a student in his or her first year of law school a salaried 2004 summer associate position and a $7,500 scholarship to defray tuition and expenses during the 2004-2005 academic year.
The fellowships are the most recent expression of the firm's longstanding commitment to the recruitment, retention and promotion of attorneys who contribute to diversity of the firm and the legal community.
"We are enthusiastic about these fellowships," said Bob Van Brocklin, chair of the firm's Hiring Committee. "We are proud of the firm's culture, which embraces lawyers from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds and which reflects the broad diversity of our clients. These fellowships benefit deserving students who will further contribute to this culture."
Selections for recipients of the fellowships will be made through an application and interview process and will be based on candidates' academic excellence and leadership ability, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service, and interests outside the law. More information as well as application instructions is available on the firm's recruiting Web site, www.join.stoel.com, under the section entitled "Diversity."
Stoel Rives LLP is a multipractice business law firm with operations throughout the western United States. With more than 385 attorneys, Stoel Rives is regarded as a regional leader in corporate, litigation, natural resources and environment, energy and intellectual property law. For more information about Stoel Rives and its offices in California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, visit www.stoel.com.