2020 1L Fellowship Program Detail

The application period is now closed and a candidate has been selected.  We received many exceptional applications for our 2020 program and encourage any candidate not selected to apply for our 2L Summer Associate Program next year. We will be interviewing in person during on-campus interviews at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and Emory University in early August and at the Southeastern Minority Job Fair in July. We are also accepting resumes from rising 2L law students attending any ABA-accredited law school via e-mail to [email protected].  If you have any questions, you can contact us at [email protected].

The program is designed for students who have just finished their first year of law school and are from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds.  The 1L Fellow will also possess a long-term interest in practicing law in a Georgia law firm. 
2020 1L Fellowship Program Details
There is one available paid 1L Fellowship position for a student from a diverse and/or underrepresented background that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • The 1L Fellow will participate in the program for a total of 10 weeks during the summer of 2020. The recipients must be able to commit to the full 10 weeks of the program. 
  • The 1L Fellow will work on matters across Drew Eckl & Farnham’s practice areas, which can be found on our website here.
  • Upon successful completion of the 1L Fellowship Program, our 1L Fellow is eligible to earn an offer to return as a 2021 Summer Associate at Drew Eckl & Farnham.

Selection Criteria  

A selection panel consisting of DEF attorneys will evaluate all applications, considering the factors below:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Commitment to Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Obstacles Overcome in Pursuing a Legal Career
  • Long-term Interest in Practicing Law in Georgia (Atlanta, Brunswick or Albany)
The fellowship is open to all first-year law students currently enrolled in Georgia at an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law. Additionally, the applicant should not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020. 

Application Materials (Due February 9, 2020)

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (Optional): Please discuss your commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession or obstacles you have overcome in pursuing a legal career (500 words or less)