2022 Diversity Scholar Program

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey and Eversource Energy Legal Department 2022 Diversity Scholar Program: Joint Summer Associate Experience

Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP (“Carmody”) and the Eversource Energy Legal Department will provide a law student who comes from a community that is historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including communities of color, 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 they 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, 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 and Eversource are committed to the recruitment and retention of attorneys who come from communities that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including communities of color. Eversource and Carmody are active in the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity and both 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 first year law students.

Selection Criteria
All first-year students who come from communities that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including communities of color, 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

2022 Program Application Deadline: January 10, 2022

Please submit applications on-line at:
https://www.eversource.com/Content/ct-e/about/careers and search for Job R-013937.

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