Eversheds Sutherland is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Eversheds Sutherland is now accepting applications to their summer program for college students who plan to attend law school. In particular, the program is for graduating and rising seniors, with a focus on students from diverse backgrounds.
Established in 2005, Eversheds Sutherland Scholars is an intensive three-week, 40-hour summer program for recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors from historically black colleges and universities.* The program is offered at no cost and is designed to introduce students to the rigors of law school. Scholars are exposed to topics such as how to navigate the law school admission process, what to expect during the first year of law school, and getting a job upon graduation. The program engages a professor to teach introductory courses in Contracts and Torts (with exams) and provides the scholars with a chance to hear from and visit with a variety of legal professionals. The program also includes a modest stipend.
The first year of law school is challenging. The Eversheds Sutherland Scholars program helps to demystify the law school experience by exposing students to everything they will need to be successful. Eversheds Sutherland attorneys and other legal professionals lead intensive roundtable discussions that include:
- Overview of the Law School Curriculum
- Basic Factors for Success in Law School
- How to Prepare for Class
- How to Brief a Case
- How to Form an Effective Study Group
- Legal Research Techniques
- How to Prepare for Law School Exams
- How to Write Final Exams
- Opportunities to Excel: Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trials and Clinical Programs
- Tips on Building Relationships with Professors
- Preparing for Life After Law School
- Business Etiquette Training
Eversheds Sutherland Scholars will be selected on a competitive basis. Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:
- Preference will be given to recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors
- Submission of a completed application and supporting documents by the application deadline
$1000 will be awarded to students who successfully complete the program. Eligibility for funding will be awarded to applicants based on the following criteria:
- Applicants cannot miss more than two (2) sessions
- Applicants cannot be late to more than two (2) sessions
- Exams have to be completed and handed in on time
To be considered, fill out the application for the 2017 Eversheds Sutherland Scholars Program. The deadline to submit the application for the Atlanta office is Monday, May 22 and for the Washington office June 26, 2017.
*The program brochure suggests the program is only open to students from HBCUs, but all students are eligible to apply.