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Criteria / Application Process


Applicants must:

  • Be a second year law student* in good standing pursuing a law degree at an ABA-accredited law school; (*third year if pursuing a LL.M.)
  • Possess an academic record, leadership abilities, and a commitment to personal and professional initiatives that indicate promise for a successful legal career;
  • Demonstrate an interest in furthering diversity within the community and the profession; and
  • Communicate an interest and commitment to both the practice areas represented at Helsell Fetterman and to building a practice in the Seattle area.

Application Process

Application Checklist

  • Prepare a 1-2 page personal statement on a topic of your choice that allows our firm to fully evaluate your candidacy and ability to enrich the diversity of the legal community.
  • Complete the Richard S. White Fellowship application form. (click to open in browser or save)
  • Provide a current resume.
  • Include a copy of your final undergraduate transcript and current law school transcript, unofficial is acceptable.
  • Legal writing sample, up to 10 pages.
  • Three professional and/or academic references with contact information.
  • Submit application materials

Apply By Mail

Please print and fill out the application below, collect all the documents listed on the above application checklist, and mail your materials to:

Richard S. White Fellowship
Helsell Fetterman
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98154-1154

Postmarked by July 18, 2019

Apply Electronically

Email with attachments to

Emails must be sent by July 18, 2019

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