NEW YORK – December 13, 2017 – International law firm Brown Rudnick today announced the creation of the Brown Rudnick 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship. The Fellowship is a groundbreaking program aimed at first year law students, who are also the first in their family to graduate college. The Fellowship, unlike any other law firm-sponsored honors program, provides the opportunity for a substantive work and professional development experience and a significant scholarship.

Social Mobility Diversity Fellows will spend their post-1L summer in Brown Rudnick’s Boston or New York offices working on a wide variety of matters as an integral member of client teams. Fellows will also be eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $22,500, in addition to their summer associate compensation. Fellows will be invited to firm events, lectures, and trainings throughout their law school career and will receive individualized coaching from professional development experts.

"At Brown Rudnick, ingenuity wins and our attorneys have the experience and insight necessary to provide excellent client service in the most challenging and novel environments" said CEO Joseph F. Ryan. "The Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship provides the necessary early training and opportunities our selected law students will need to excel in this fast-paced environment." First-year law students can find more information about the 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship here. Questions should be referred to Molly Childs, Manager of Legal Recruitment (

About Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has over 240 lawyers providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.