William T. Coleman, Jr. (1920 - 2017), a longtime senior partner and indelible part of O’Melveny’s fabric, served the legal profession and his country for more than 50 years.
A tireless advocate for equality and a key player in the landmark Supreme Court civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education, Coleman urged young lawyers to cultivate their cultural literacy and pay close attention to events unfolding on the world stage. To honor that vision and spirit, O’Melveny created the William T. Coleman, Jr. Diversity Fellowships for first year and second year law students in his memory.
O’Melveny seeks to hire individuals who share our vision of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal profession. Our Fellowship is for individuals who demonstrate a commitment to promoting social justice or diversity and a desire to contribute to the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.