2020 Diversity Scholar Program

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Eversource Energy Legal Department 2020 Diversity Scholar Program: Joint Summer Associate Experience

Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP and the 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 with the Eversource 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 Hennessey, a major Connecticut law firm, 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.

Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey and Eversource are committed to the recruitment and retention of attorneys from diverse backgrounds.  Eversource and Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey are active in the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (formerly the Connecticut Lawyers Group) and Eversource was a founding member 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 first 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 of 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

2019 Program Application Deadline: February 12, 2020

Please submit applications on-line at:
https://www.eversource.com/Content/ct-e/about/careers and search for Job R-008189.

Candidates selected for interviews will meet with attorneys from Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey and the Eversource Legal Department.