On Wednesday, February 13th, the New York office will again host the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program Interview Night. Michael Phillipou is leading the effort and has done so for the past two years.
Since 1991, more than 600 diverse first year law students from eleven New York City area law schools have been given the opportunity to jump start their careers in law by spending their 1L summer in a law firm or corporate/government legal department. After completing a legal writing requirement, preparing a personal statement, and being interviewed by a faculty-dominated screening committee at their respective schools, the candidates selected by their schools are then interviewed again by a panel of attorneys and other school representatives under the aegis of the City Bar’s Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers. Venable will be hosting this final step of the process.