Applications for the next round of Fellowships are due Monday, July 2, 2018. If you would like to apply for one of the posted 225 Fellowships in 37 cities across the U.S., please click on the “apply now” link on the Applicants Page.
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In partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation, the OnRamp Fellowship has expanded to include 6 legal departments, including Amazon, American Express, Microsoft, Accenture, 3M, and the BMO Financial Group. Please see the available positions here — https://onramp.fluidreview.com/p/legacy/a/?q=usih. To learn more or apply, please visit the “Applicants” page.
OnRamp Fellowship Press Release June 1, 2016 International Expansion
Please see the available positions here — https://onramp.fluidreview.com/p/legacy/a/?q=ausuklf. For more info or to apply, please visit the “Applicants” page.
The 42 Fellows selected for the OnRamp Fellowship thus far clearly demonstrate the depth and the breadth of this untapped pool of talent. During their hiatuses from the workforce, which ranged in length from three to 20 years, these women continued to develop their skills while serving in leadership roles in organizations such as the Military Spouse JD Network, teaching law school courses, earning advanced degrees, supervising pro bono cases, and holding elected offices. Learn more by reading their bios on the attached “Meet the Fellows” overview.
OnRamp Fellows Bios-Updated 5-26-16
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Amazon’s Legal Department Fellowships – 6 Positions
We are thrilled to have Amazon’s Legal Department as a participant in the OnRamp Fellowship. A brief overview of their Fellowship opportunities, requirements, and benefits follow. Also outlined below is the application process.
As part of Amazon’s commitment to finding and developing great talent, they plan to hire Fellows through the OnRamp Fellowship in the following six groups: (1) Transactional Lawyer, Lab 126, Sunnyvale, CA; (2) Commercial Lawyer, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA; (3) Corporate Counsel Real Estate Lawyer, Amazon Corporate, Seattle, WA; (4) Corporate Counsel Lawyer, Amazon Corporate, Seattle, WA; (5) Corporate Counsel Lawyer, Digital Video, Seattle, WA; and (6) Patent Lawyer, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA.
Click here for more information on the groups. The Fellowship is a year-long program paid at $125,000, which is the standard OnRamp Fellowship stipend, with benefits.
Applicants should have three or more years of legal experience and have taken a hiatus of at least two years from practicing law. The specific requirements for each position can be found by clicking here.
Benefits to Returning Women:
All Fellowship applicants are rigorously screened to assess their current experience, skills set, and desire to return to and advance in the legal profession. As part of the screening process, each applicant is expected to:
Important Note: The skills and writing assessments are an essential component of the application process. The assessment results provide in-depth information about an applicant’s skills with a particular focus on the strengths that the applicant will bring to an organization upon her re-entry. After completing the assessments, each applicant receives a comprehensive multi-page report with her results as well as developmental tips to assist in her long-term career development efforts.
The next round of applications are due December 18, 2015. To apply, please click here.
Bloomberg BNA — Casey Sullivan, September 24, 2015
The network of law firms that participate in its fellowship program expanded by six to include Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Morrison & Foerster, Loeb & Loeb, Stoel Rives, Wiley Rein and Wilson Elser, OnRamp announced on Thursday.
Both Amazon’s legal department and the compliance division at financial services firm Barclays also joined.
“Everyone realizes we are in a war for talent, and we are fighting for the same talent,” said Caren Ulrich Stacy, founder and CEO of the Onramp Fellowship & Diversity Lab. “Some are looking for new and inventive ways to find people.”
OnRamp launched in January 2014 to provide women lawyers re-entering the profession with an opportunity to update their skills and contacts through a paid-for, one-year fellowship with a major law firm.
Four law firms — Sidley Austin, Cooley, Baker Botts and Hogan Lovells — initially piloted the program and 15 more law firms joined in offering OnRamp fellowships shortly thereafter.
With the recent additions, the participating network consists of 25 law firms, plus Amazon’s legal department and Barclays’ compliance group. The organizations have posted more than 150 fellowship positions in 33 locations across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Silicon Valley, New York and Washington, D.C.
The program also comes while large corporate law firms have suffered from a lack of gender imbalance, illustrated in this chart.
“The time to change that is now,” said Tim Taylor, chair of Stoel Rives’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in a statement.
Stacy said that OnRamp vets both fellowship applicants and law firm and company participants so that the program matches are suitable. So far, the participating law firms have hired 25 fellows, although another 10 are in the midst of the interview process.
For more information on the OnRamp fellowship, visit here.