The Marshall, Gerstein & Borun 1L Diversity Fellow/1L LCLD Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law school students. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is proud to partner with State Farm to support a 1L LCLD Scholar in our Chicago office during the summer of 2022. Please send application materials via email to Michele Gudaitis at email@example.com.
Application deadline: January 31, 2022
- Applicants are encouraged to apply ahead of the deadline as our hiring process is on a rolling basis
Diversity Scholarship Details
- The firm will award one $10,000 scholarship on a non-renewable basis. Eligibility is based upon academic merit and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
- Scholars will also receive an offer for a paid summer associate position in the firm’s Chicago office for the summer of 2022.
- Accepting the scholarship will commit the recipient to spending their 1L summer at the firm, with at least a portion of the summer spent working in-house with firm client State Farm.
- Attendance at LCLD’s Virtual Scholar Summit from June 7-9, 2022.
- Scholarship applications will close late January 2022.
The Diversity Scholarship is open to any first year law student who:
- Is enrolled at any ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2024 at the time of application.
- Has a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and will contribute to the diversity of the firm.
- Can participate in and complete Marshall, Gerstein & Borun’s 2022 Summer Associate Program.
- Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2022, and August 31, 2022.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on consideration of the following factors:
- Strong academic credentials, which should minimally include an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or similar field.
- GPAs of at least 3.0 in all levels of education.
- Excellent communication skills-both written and verbal-and exceptional research and organizational skills.
- Ability to grasp new technical teachings quickly and enjoy a thirst for learning.
- Dedicated work ethic, leadership ability, and an ability to work effectively in teams.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion
Application and Materials
Qualified individuals interested in this position should submit a curriculum vitae, law school transcripts, and undergraduate/graduate transcripts. You may also apply by e-mail to Michele J. Gudaitis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Firm and Diversity Commitment
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm with over 85 attorneys, highly qualified patent agents, and technical specialists, all dedicated to providing superior intellectual property counseling. We specialize in prosecution and litigation in all areas of intellectual property law. We litigate nationwide, primarily within the federal court system, and obtain patents and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and foreign patent and trademark offices. During the summer, we expose our summer associates to realistic, substantive legal assignments tackling issues across intellectual property disciplines, including litigation, prosecution, and transactional.
Marshall Gerstein is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion and to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the most talented and qualified professionals. We recognize that diversity at all levels of our firm, and the collective strength of our differences, enables us to better serve our clients, create enduring relationships, provide a platform for continued success, and improve both the vibrancy and innovation of our working environment.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We adhere to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking