[ Selendy Gay Fellowship ]

Selendy Gay was conceptualized with equity and inclusion at the very heart of our culture.

As a firm, we took a comprehensive look at equity and inclusion efforts in our industry as well as our own infrastructure, recruiting, and training programs. We considered the host of challenges faced by groups who historically have been underrepresented in the legal profession. We examined our own implicit biases and thought critically about how we can be an anti-racist institution.

Out of that examination, we've developed an innovative new program—the Selendy Gay Fellowship—that focuses on attracting, retaining, and nurturing outstanding candidates from a variety of different backgrounds.

About the Fellowship

The Selendy Gay Fellowship provides long-term, individually-tailored training, mentoring and post-recruitment support to help recipients achieve their long-term potential. Through the Fellowship, candidates will have access to long-term professional and personal support, while giving them the agency to opt in and out based on their specific needs and goals.

This support is bespoke and includes (but is not limited to):

  • Access to critical resources, such as dedicated time with senior partners
  • Ongoing writing support from a professional coach
  • One-on-one business networking coaching
  • Training on how to effectively “manage up” and cultivate personal leadership skills
  • Access to a suite of outside coaches, from which Fellows will personally select who they wish to work with

Fellows will also receive a $50,000 payment made in tranches.


The Fellowship is open to rising 2Ls who identify as members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship, candidates must independently apply for and receive an offer of employment with Selendy Gay. Our 2025 2L Summer Associate application will open on April 1, 2024. Please check back here for more information on how to apply.


We have closed our application for 2024 Fellowship candidates. We will reopen this summer.


Applicants are asked to submit an essay telling us about a time when they’ve overcome adversity. The essay should describe how the experience impacted their sense of resilience. Responses should be limited to 1,000 words and double-spaced, and should be submitted to fellowship@selendygay.com. We will only consider your application for the Fellowship once you have received an offer for employment.