The Stradley Ronon Diversity Fellowship is designed to celebrate diversity in the legal profession and to support the development of exceptional, diverse law students into outstanding Stradley Ronon lawyers. Diversity Fellows have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working both in a law firm and in-house by splitting their summer between Stradley and a firm client. Previous corporate partners include Vanguard, InterDigital Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and the Investment Company Institute. In addition to gaining practical experience, Diversity Fellows receive mentorship and financial support in the form of a $10,000 scholarship.

Recipients of the Fellowship receive:

  • A financial award of $10,000;
  • A paid position as a summer associate (following completion of 2L/3LE studies), during which the recipient will spend a portion of the summer working in-house with a firm client.
  • Mentoring and support from Stradley attorneys familiar with the corporate partner;
  • Eligibility for post-graduation partnership-track associate employment with Stradley.

To be eligible for the Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a rising 2L (or 3LE) at an ABA accredited law school;
  • Identify as a member of a group that has been underrepresented in the legal industry. This includes individuals who identify as Black, African American, Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino, Latina, multi-racial, LGBT+, queer or living with a disability (as defined by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act);
  • Have an exceptional academic record; and
  • Demonstrate an intention to practice law at Stradley.

TO APPLY

Applicants must provide a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter. Applications should be made through this posting by Friday, August 5th. Students who separately apply to Stradley through a 2022 on-campus interview program, resume collect, or job fair will be separately considered for both our Summer Associate Program and the Fellowship. Please reach out to the following with any questions:

Brian Seaman
Chief Diversity Officer
bseaman@stradley.com
215.564.8171

Alivia Walton
Legal Talent Coordinator
awalton@stradley.com
215.564.8076

Fellowship Recipient Testimonials:

Michael Amugo and Allie Romano

MICHAEL N. AMUGO (2020)
Associate
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School
of Law

“It broadened my horizons, exposed me
to distinguished practitioners in the investment funds space, which I had the immense pleasure of working with, and provided me relevant guidance and skills that serve as cornerstones of my career today. I remain immensely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Stradley Diversity Fellowship.”

    ALEXANDRA (ALLIE) ROMANO (2022)
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

“Stradley Ronon’s reputation for fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment was immediately evident from the first day. With each project, the firm is committed to incorporating diverse perspectives and experiences in order to reach creative solutions for their clients.”