United States: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP And Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Announce Joint Diversity Fellowship Program
Last Updated: February 7 2007

"1L Diversity Fellowship + In-House Experience" will provide a unique opportunity for first-year law students, offering law firm and in-house experience, ongoing mentorship, and a scholarship towards their second year of study

SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND (February 1, 2007)—Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP and its client Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. are pleased to announce a new joint summer fellowship program for first-year law students, entitled the "1L Diversity Fellowship + In-House Experience."

Thelen has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys who reflect the diversity of our society. The firm sponsored the groundbreaking Study of Minority Student Attitudes and has won numerous diversity-related honors, including the California Minority Counsel Program’s Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award.

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is California’s largest not-for-profit health maintenance organization and, in 2006, received corporate diversity awards from both the California Minority Counsel Program and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession, and is proud to include this program among its diversity initiatives.

About the Fellowship

The 1L Diversity Fellowship + In-House Experience program consists of two phases.

First, beginning May 21, 2007, the selected Fellow will spend eight weeks in Thelen’s San Francisco office participating in the firm’s Summer Associate program. At Thelen, the Fellow will gain valuable experience and exposure participating in firm training programs, work assignments, and a pro bono clinic, in addition to other opportunities for observation and community involvement.

Next, the Fellow will be provided with a rare 1L glimpse into the area of corporate law from the in-house counsel perspective, as the Fellow spends the final three weeks of the summer working in Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.’s National Legal Department in Oakland, California.

Additionally, the Fellow will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward his or her second-year studies, as well as continued mentoring throughout the remainder of law school.

Selection Criteria

All first-year students at ABA-accredited California law schools are encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be selected based on a demonstrable commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and personal or professional achievement.

Application Procedure

All applications are due no later than February 16, 2007. Interested students should submit the following:

  • A resume
  • Academic transcripts for undergraduate, graduate, and law schools
  • A writing sample
  • A personal statement addressing the selection criteria

Please send applications by mail to:

Sela Seleska
National Recruiting Manager
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
Or by e-mail to: sseleska@thelen.com

Finalists will interview with attorneys from both Thelen and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

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