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Cullen and Dykman and NJAW Diversity Fellowship

Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water (NJAW) share a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. To further this collective goal, we have teamed up to offer law students who demonstrate a personal dedication to this effort a unique summer work experience.

The fellowship is awarded annually to one first year (or second year evening) law student committed to contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. The fellowship is a paid position that spans two summers. During the first summer, the fellow will spend five weeks working in one of Cullen and Dykman’s New Jersey office locations (to be determined on a case-by-case basis), where the fellow will have the opportunity to experience the firm’s various practice areas while interacting with many different partners and associates. The fellow will then spend five weeks in the Legal Department of New Jersey American Water, where the fellow will gain the experience and perspective of an in-house attorney at a New Jersey utility.

In the second summer, after successful completion of the first summer, the fellow will join Cullen and Dykman’s Summer Associate Program and will be considered for an offer of full-time employment at the firm following law school graduation.

Eligible candidates for the summer of 2021 must be enrolled in good standing in a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. with an expected graduation date of Spring 2023. Law students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Current resume.
  • Law school transcript (unofficial or official).
  • Legal writing sample.
  • A personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) that describes the applicant’s interest in participating in the fellowship and how the applicant will contribute meaningfully to diversity initiatives in the legal profession.

Candidates will interview with attorneys from both Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water.

Applications for the summer of 2021 must be received by the extended deadline of February 15, 2021. Please submit your application package by email in a single Adobe PDF file to:

Ms. Adele Mauro
Human Resources Manager
Cullen and Dykman LLP
Garden City Center
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, New York 11530-4850

Please put in the subject line “NJAW Diversity Fellowship – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME”.