Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Northeast Utilities Legal Department 2014 Diversity Scholar Program Joint Summer Associate Experience

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey 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 Carmody, 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 Carmody and Northeast Utilities are committed to the recruitment and retention of attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Both organizations 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 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 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

2014 Program Application Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please send applications to:

Laurie Logan-Priscott, Director of Human Resources and Professional Development

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

50 Leavenworth Street

Waterbury, CT  06702
Fax 203-575-2600


Candidates selected for interviews will meet with attorneys from both Carmody and the Northeast Utilities Legal Department.