Banner Witcoff’s Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship Program was featured in an article in the March/April 2019 issue of Landslide magazine, published by the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL).
The article, titled “Diversifying Intellectual Property Law: Why Women of Color Remain ‘Invisible’ and How to Provide More Seats at the Table,” noted how women of color are underrepresented within the field of intellectual property, both in legal academia and practice.
Banner Witcoff was highlighted in the article as a law firm that support diversity in the field by offering scholarships, fellowships, mentoring and other opportunities to diverse students interested in intellectual property law.
Through the Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship Program, Banner Witcoff awards $5,000 in law school tuition or other school-related expenses to fellowship recipients upon completion of their 1L clerkship in the firm’s summer program. If a 1L student returns to the firm’s summer program for any part of their 2L summer and accepts a full-time position with Banner Witcoff, the student receives an additional $5,000 financial award.