Applications must be received by Labor Day for fellowships beginning in the fall of the following calendar year.
Successful applicants will have received a JD degree and should have taken the California bar either before joining the firm or within a few months of beginning their fellowships. We encourage applications from individuals with post-JD work experience, such as judicial clerkships or another fellowship.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references through this form.
Finalists will be asked to complete a 3.5-hour writing exercise that involves drafting a memo based on a fact pattern and a closed universe of authorities.
References should be from people personally familiar with applicants and the quality of their legal work; we prefer to hear from supervising attorneys rather than law professors.
Cover letters may include information about how applicants will further the firm's goal of diversifying its workplace and the legal profession.
A writing sample should reflect the applicant's writing skills, with little to no editing from another person, and should include factual and legal analysis. On the cover page, please explain the assignment and the amount of editing others provided. Because we read writing samples blind, please do not include any identifying information after the cover page.
Current Law School Transcript
Submit the most recent transcript available. Include an explanation of the school's grading system.
List of Current Courses
If the most recent transcript does not indicate current course enrollment, submit a list of current courses.
Finalists will complete a 3.5-hour writing exercise that involves drafting a memo based on a fact pattern and a closed universe of authorities.
Questions about fellowship program application requirements should be directed to the firm's Hiring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 552-7272.