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Student Law Clerk - Diversity Scholarship Program

Company Name:
Northeast Utilities
Job Description: Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. and Northeast Utilities Legal Department will provide a law student of a diverse background a unique opportunity to participate in their summer associate programs. The selected student will spend half of the summer at Northeast Utilities Legal Department where he/she will have an opportunity to participate in the day-to-day work experiences of in-house attorneys at a major Connecticut utility. The other half of the program will be spent at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, a major Connecticut law firm, participating in its regular Summer Associate program with exposure to its training programs and work assignments as well as getting a feel for what a career at a firm is like. A mentor from each organization will provide professional and personal development assistance. Both Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and Northeast Utilities are committed to the recruitment and retention of attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Northeast Utilities and Updike, Kelly & Spellacy are active in the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (formerly the Connecticut Lawyers Group) and were founding members of this group. As part of our ongoing efforts to promote diversity in the Connecticut legal community, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to first and second year law students. Selection Criteria All students of diverse backgrounds at ABA accredited law schools are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be selected based on academic, personal and professional achievement. Application Procedure Interested candidates should submit: A resume Academic transcripts A writing sample A personal statement describing the contribution you would make to promote diversity in the legal profession, and an explanation of your interest in this program in particular Two references, including one from a law school professor or someone who can comment on your legal work 2015 Program Application Deadline: February 10, 2015 Candidates selected for interviews will meet with attorneys from both Updike, Kelly & Spellacy and Northeast Utilities Legal Department.

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