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March 4, 2016
Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente
1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente Diversity Fellowship Program provides an award in the amount of $5,000 and a 2016 summer associate position to a diverse, first-year law student who has demonstrated strong academic scholarship, dedication to community service and/or leadership, and an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The $5,000 will be awarded for the recipient’s second year of law school and will be paid in addition to the summer associate salary. The successful candidate will spend seven weeks of the summer program at the Reed Smith San Francisco office and three weeks at Kaiser’s Oakland office.

Download the application materials. The deadline for this year’s application materials to be submitted is 5:00pm PST on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Applications and program inquiries should be emailed to:

Jessica Sisco
Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting
Reed Smith LLP

Job Opportunity

 National Headquarters     1825 K Street NW Suite 200  Washington, D.C.  20006

West Coast Office        555 Twelfth Street  Suite 1230  Oakland, CA  94607


Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to pursuing high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses, seeks to hire a law school graduate to serve as a Fellow for two years in either its Washington, D.C. headquarters or its Oakland, California office.  The Fellow will help develop and litigate Public Justice’s cases.  The position will start in the fall of 2016.   

Public Justice is involved in a broader range of high-impact, cutting-edge litigation than any other public interest firm in the nation.  Our lawsuits fight for consumers’ and victims’ rights, the environment, civil rights and civil liberties, public health and safety, workers’ rights, government and corporate accountability, and the protection of the poor and powerless.  Our Access to Justice Campaign works to keep the courthouse doors open for all—by battling federal preemption, unnecessary court secrecy, class action bans and abuses, unfair mandatory arbitration, and other efforts to deprive people of their day in court. The Fellow will work collaboratively with Public Justice’s staff attorneys, outside lawyers who support Public Justice’s work, and other public interest groups in order to develop and bring precedent-setting and socially significant litigation.  He or she may also help to develop materials designed to educate members of the public and the bar about Public Justice’s cases and the issues they represent. 


  • Superb analytical, legal research, legal writing, and speaking skills  
  • Preference given to individuals with at least two years of litigation experience
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at a time and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivation and proven ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with others and diverse groups
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Positive attitude and can-do personality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel for several weeks per year
  • Healthy sense of outrage and desire to change the world for the better

Salary is $53,000 per year.  Excellent benefits.  Public Justice is an equal opportunity employer with a non-smoking environment.  Diversity valued.  Applications invited regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.  Your application should consist of two electronic files: (1) your cover letter, resume, transcript, and references in a single .pdf file; and (2) a writing sample exhibiting persuasive legal writing in another .pdf file.  Please send both files to  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.  For more information, please visit our website at

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