Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pre-Law Scholarship - Wiley Rein LLP

Michelle DaSilva

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pre-Law Scholarship - Wiley Rein LLP

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pre-Law Scholarship

In furtherance of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession, Wiley is pleased to announce the Pre-Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarship for 2022. The scholarship provides a Project Assistant position with the firm’s paralegal program, reimbursement for LSAT preparation and exam costs (up to $2,500) and a $10,000 scholarship award that can be used to support costs associated with enrollment in a JD program.

The Project Assistant position is an entry-level position within the firm’s paralegal program, which confers a significant advantage for those who are pursuing a law degree. Project Assistant roles are designed to provide individuals interested in law school with practical, hands-on work experience prior to enrolling in a JD program. Project Assistants work with firm attorneys on client-billable matters, including preparing legal documents, performing research, and supporting the organization and management of cases. The recipient of the award must remain employed by Wiley in the Legal Support program for a minimum of two (2) years.

Eligible scholarship recipients include those individuals who are members of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession – including college graduates who are members of a racial and/or ethnic minority, are differently-abled, or are from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds – and who have demonstrated academic, leadership, and/or professional accomplishments and a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As part of the application process, applicants must submit a short personal statement that addresses their interest in a legal career and how they have advanced diversity and inclusion goals within their college and/or community.

To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must also submit an application for a Project Assistant position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The attached flyer provides additional details about the scholarship and our Project Assistant (Paralegal) program.  Job descriptions for the Project Assistant positions are also attached.

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*Wiley is committed to the continued health and safety of all members of the firm and requires all members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, all newly hired personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required. Wiley will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on approved medical or religious accommodation requests.

**Wiley is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

***This Organization Participates in E-Verify. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9


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