Jones Day 1L Diversity Conference – Apply Now
Jones Day is hosting “Perspectives and Pathways,” their second annual 1L Diversity Conference, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, in New York City, with Tracy M. Preston, Esq., Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., as the luncheon keynote.
The interactive conference sessions will impart practical advice and skills, with Jones Day lawyers and clients included among the speakers. The following topics will be covered:
- Building a successful legal career path
- Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
- Judicial clerkships
- Pro bono
Participants will build a network that includes students from other law schools and Jones Day lawyers. Each student will be paired with a mentor from Jones Day, who will serve as a resource for professional development and career advice.
Texas Law 1Ls are encouraged to apply between now and Wednesday February 1, 2017. Applications must include a diversity statement, a resume, and a transcript. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of Jones Day lawyers. The following criteria will be considered:
- Academic and leadership achievements.
- Obstacles, challenges, or other factors encountered in advancing career objectives.
- Life experiences that have shaped values and goals.
Travel and related expenses for the students selected to attend will be covered by Jones Day.