Florham Park-based law firm Bressler, Amery & Ross PC launched a new diversity pipeline internship program in partnership with the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State.
Bressler’s program is geared toward Schreyer students from underrepresented communities with the goal of providing them with unique, hands-on experience working in a law firm.
The program will help students prepare for the law school application process alongside practicing attorneys and summer associates. They will also gain valuable work experience by assisting and shadowing Bressler employees from various departments, including human resources, marketing and billing.
Bressler Principal Brian Ellis, a Schreyer alumnus, said the program’s goal is to enhance perspectives within the firm and help build a stronger, more inclusive base of professionals to address client needs.
Ellis is also the incoming chair of the SHC Scholar Alumni Society Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
“This really brings together so much of what has driven me since the time that I was a Schreyer Scholar years ago. Bressler’s commitment to an inclusive, dynamic and engaging professional environment is second to none, and this new partnership is just yet another example of Bressler raising the bar,” he said.
“In addition to experience working in the legal profession, the internship program provides our students with several attorneys to turn to for support and guidance as they pursue the challenging and highly competitive process of becoming lawyers”, said Lynette Yarger, assistant dean for equity and inclusion in the Schreyer Honors College.
The Schreyer Scholars will work at Bressler from June 21 to July 30.