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Diversity is one of the core values at Davis Wright Tremaine, and is central to our recruiting, retention, and purchasing efforts. Our firmwide manager of diversity initiatives, Karen Russell, is based in Seattle, and spearheads our office’s many initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion at DWT and in the legal profession generally, as well as in the community at large.

For complete information on our firm’s recent diversity actions, as well as firm statistics, please see our latest Diversity & Inclusion Report.

Providing Scholarships for Diverse Students
Started in 2002, our 1L Diversity Scholarship Program offers a paid summer clerkship in our  Seattle or Portland office, and $7,500 for second-year tuition and expenses. It is open to diverse first-year law students who have a record of academic achievement and who are committed to civic involvement that promotes diversity. Recipients of the scholarship include several of our attorneys. Our paid summer clerkships offer a valuable opportunity for soon-to-be lawyers to try out several areas of law, work in a team environment, and build on the skills that will make them successful. We take the time to train our summer clerks in both substantive skills and professionalism so that they can hit the ground running as first-year associates at DWT.
2016 Diversity & Inclusion Report