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Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

Investing in leaders of tomorrow.

It’s not enough to say we want a diverse legal community. As a national leading member of the profession, we have to invest in a diverse legal community. So we put our money where it counts: in the hands of high-achieving law students of color.

Our Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color offer financial awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. Selected fellows are guaranteed a "straight-to-callback" interview with a Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interviewing season during their second year of law school. Fellows are also invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.

In addition to the three Goodwin Fellowships described above, we partner with our client Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company to provide an additional fellowship award, the MassMutual/Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color. MassMutual is also strongly committed to promoting diversity in our profession and in its business.

This program connects us with a wide array of talented students early in their legal careers who are committed to giving back to their communities.

The deadline to apply for the 2015 Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color is March 13, 2015.

Meet Our Fellowship Recipients

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2006 Recipients

Jeff Simes

 Jeffrey Simes

National Hiring Partner

“The Diversity Fellowships were created because we believe we should put our money where our mouth is. A lot of firms talk about diversity, but not so many are doing things to help law students of color thrive in our profession. I am proud of the Goodwin Diversity Fellowship program, because it is a tangible symbol of our commitment to diversity, and it allows us to meet so many talented diversity candidates and help them develop themselves as lawyers and make significant public interest contributions.”