Howard University School of Law 1L student Frank Cunningham is the inaugural receipt of the King & Spalding Howard Law 1L Fellowship. Achieving a diverse workplace is a fundamental value of King & Spalding, and they partnered with the Howard University School of Law Office of Career Services in furtherance of this goal. The King & Spalding Howard Law 1L Fellowship furthers King & Spalding's commitment to recruit, retain and promote talented lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of diversity within the firm and in the legal profession.
The King & Spalding Howard Law 1L Fellowship will be awarded to a qualified first-year law student who shows promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. The recipient receives $10,000 and a summer associate position at one of King & Spalding’s U.S. offices the summer following the completion of their first year of law school. If the Fellow receives and accepts an offer to join the firm as a second-year associate, an additional $10,000 will be paid in their first paycheck during their second summer with the firm. If the Fellow ultimately receives and accepts an offer to join the firm as a full-time associate, an additional $10,000 will be paid in their first associate paycheck.