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Venable LLP 2L Diversity Fellowship in New York, New York

2L Diversity Fellowship

Venable's commitment to diversity and inclusion is, without question, one of the firm's greatest strengths. Our mission is to deliver the highest-quality legal services in the most efficient manner, and we pride ourselves in identifying, recruiting, and retaining the best, brightest, and most capable attorneys and legal staff from all walks of life. We understand fully that only relevant actions lead to success, and that developing a work environment that values the worth and potential of every member is one of the most relevant actions in which we can engage as a law firm.Venable is accepting applications for the 2L Diversity Fellowship Program in our Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Tysons and Washington, DC offices. This merit-based Diversity Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis. Recipients of the Fellowship will be awarded a $25,000 stipend in addition to a paid 2L summer associate position. Payment of the stipend will occur in two parts after the completion of the Summer Program and following the acceptance of an offer to join as a first-year associate.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

Enrollment at an ABA-accredited law school with an expected graduation date of 2026.

Must join the 2025 Venable Summer Program after their second year of law school. Splitting with another employer is not permitted.

As an equal opportunity employer, we consider candidates from all backgrounds and identities. We encourage individuals from all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, as well as military veterans and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

Please submit a resume, law school transcript, and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your interest in Venable, the importance of diversity in your own life, as well as your commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Applications to our 2L Diversity Fellowship Program will automatically be considered for our summer associate positions so there is no need to submit a separate application.

The weekly summer associate salary is $3,942.

For additional assistance, please contact the applicable office recruiter:

New York

Samantha Gerstein

Senior Manager, Associate Recruiting


Venable holds our guiding principles central to the hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level.

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly