2018 Diversity Scholar Program

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Eversource Energy Legal Department 2018 Diversity Scholar Program Joint 1L Summer Associate Experience

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Eversource Energy 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 Eversource Energy 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 Torrance Sandak & Hennessep LLP, 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 Torrance Sandak & Hennesey LLP and Eversource Energy 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 1L 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

2018 Program Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

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
Email llogan-priscott@carmodylaw.com

Candidates selected for interviews will meet with attorneys from both Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Eversource Energy Legal Department.