The Gregoire Fellows Program, named in honor of former Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, recognizes students for their academic and professional achievements, unique perspectives, and leadership potential to diversify the legal profession in Washington. The Fellowship Selection Committee particularly seeks applicants who are interested in exploring careers in the corporate legal sector.
The program – launched in 2015 at the University of Washington School of Law – aims to diversify the legal profession and the law school community, particularly in Washington state. The program expanded in 2019 to include Seattle U Law.
Gregoire Fellows spend the summer after their first year clerking at both a major corporate law firm and either a Seattle-based corporation or government agency. In addition to summer employment, Gregoire Fellows receive:
Application deadline: March 1, 2022
To apply, submit an essay of no more than 700 words (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format) that describes:
Email your essay to the Office of Admission.
Some factors you may wish to consider discussing include:
The Gregoire Fellows Program is made possible thanks to generous support from our sponsors: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foster Garvey PC, K&L Gates LLP, Lane Powell PC, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Pacifica Law Group LLP, Perkins Coie PC, Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, Schroeter Goldmark Bender, Stoel Rives LLP, Stokes Lawrence PS, Williams Kastner, Allen Institute, Amazon, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo Co., Premera, Seagen Inc., Starbucks Corporation, Vulcan, Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Weyerhaeuser and Zulily.