The Smith Moore Leatherwood Scholarship is designed to promote law school opportunities for outstanding minority students and to enhance the likelihood that minority law school graduates will practice law in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or the Southeast, particularly in larger law firms.
Each year, Smith Moore Leatherwood will provide one $5,000 per year law school scholarship to outstanding minority, first-year students with Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina ties who anticipate entering the private practice of law in the Southeast after graduation from law school. In addition to the award of scholarship funds, each scholarship recipient will also work at the firm for half of the summer as a summer associate following their first year of law school. Scholarship recipients are not required to work for Smith Moore Leatherwood after their second year of law school or after graduation, although Smith Moore Leatherwood may extend to the recipient a return offer for summer associate employment, or an offer of associate employment.
Smith Moore Leatherwood scholars receive the $5,000 annual scholarship award through the completion of their law school career, provided that the recipient maintains satisfactory progress toward completing the degree program.
If you are interested in being considered for a law school scholarship and summer associate employment, please complete The Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Scholarship Application (available in PDF or a Word document) and return it via e-mail, fax, or mail to Katie LeMere at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP by March 31st, 2012. If you are unable to download or print an application form from our Web page, you may obtain one by calling Katie at (336) 378-5467 or writing to Katie at The Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Scholarship, P.O. Box 21927, Greensboro, North Carolina 27420.
Finalists will be invited to one of the firm's offices for a series of in-person interviews with members of the scholarship selection committee. Should a finalist be unable to attend the scheduled interviews, other arrangements will be made for the completion of the personal interviews.
Katie LeMere will be glad to answer any questions that you might have, and you can reach her at or by calling (336) 378-5467.