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1L Diversity Scholarship

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we’re proud to offer the Clifford Chance 1L Diversity Scholarship to first year law students. As a 1L in our summer program, you’ll have the opportunity to embrace team collaboration, receive formal and informal training, and build relationships with our global network, uncovering what it really means to be a Clifford Chance lawyer. Following your 1L summer, we’ll want you to stay connected, and engaged:

Stay in touch
You’ll stay on our radar – we will invite you to join us at firmwide activities like office events, training programs and community activities. You will receive firm news and updates and continue to build relationships with the team.

The benefits
In addition to a Summer Law Clerk salary, scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a payment of up to US$30,000. The award will be paid in three installments: (1) US$10,000 upon receiving and accepting an offer to join the firm following your 1L year; (2) US$10,000 upon receiving and accepting an offer to join the firm following your 2L year; (3) US$10,000 upon receiving and accepting an offer to join the firm as a full-time associate following graduation.

The rules (there’s just a few)
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school, with an anticipated graduation date of 2024. Applications must include a resume, law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) and personal statement. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented at large law firms are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2021. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.