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Bose McKinney & Evans Diversity Fellowship Offered at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Bose McKinney & Evans is proud to establish the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Diversity Fellowship.  Below are details about the fellowship offered to 1L students from historically underrepresented backgrounds at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with an anticipated graduation date of 2017, maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average throughout the fellowship, and have an interest in a paid summer internship position with the Indianapolis office of Bose McKinney & Evans. Additionally, candidates must be committed to meaningful support of increasing diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession.

Summer internship/fellowship: This is a potential two-year fellowship to be awarded to one student. The selected fellow will be a paid summer intern with the Indianapolis office of Bose McKinney & Evans between the student’s first and second years of law school. If the fellow is an evening/part-time student, the opportunity may be extended through the summers between the student’s second and third years of law school. The fellow will be considered for an additional year of scholarship and for a paid summer internship upon successful completion of the first summer internship and compliance with grade point average expectations. The fellowship intern is eligible to be considered for full-time employment as an associate at Bose McKinney & Evans upon graduation. However, there is no guarantee of a position.

Fellowship Award: The fellow will receive a $5,000* award to be paid upon selection. Additionally, the fellow is eligible to receive another $5,000* award in the second year of law school upon review of the fellow’s quality of summer work, as evaluated by our Summer Intern and Recruitment Committees. The fellow also must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Mentoring: Upon selection and acceptance, the fellow will be paired with a mentor from Bose McKinney & Evans. Additionally, the fellow will be required to participate in a minimum of two additional formal and/or informal firm networking events, as agreed upon by the firm and the fellow. The mentorship and networking sessions are designed to offer supplemental guidance to the fellow and to better assist with integration into the firm upon the start of the summer internship.

Application process: Interested students shall submit the following: 1) a cover letter which addresses why the candidate wants to work for Bose McKinney & Evans, 2) a separate statement of no more than one page, which addresses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, 3) a resume, 4) a legal writing sample, 5) an unofficial copy of undergraduate and law school transcripts, and 6) a reference page with a minimum of three professional/academic references and two character references. Students must submit completed application packets by February 2, 2015 to fellowship@boselaw.com.

*The fellowship awards are subject to local, state and federal taxes.