LCLD 1L Scholars Program

The application period for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's (LCLD) 2020 1L Scholars Program is now open. Designed to offer diverse, first-year law students the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organizations, 142 law firms and corporations will be hosting summer internships across the country.

Click below to see opportunities with deadlines in 2020:

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In addition to a meaningful summer internship, 2020 1L Scholars also have the opportunity to benefit from:

  • Attending the 2020 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Atlanta, GA, June 2-4, 2020, which helps students build leadership and networking skills.
  • Mock interviewswith attorneys from selected LCLD Member law firms.
  • Career-development resources and long-term connectionswith other 1L Scholars via the exclusive 1L LCLD Scholars LinkedIn group. 1L Scholars will be invited to join the LinkedIn group in spring 2020.
  • Group Mentoring Program (GMP) eventsduring the summer for 1L Scholars to continue to build their network.

If you haven't already done so, please pass along this opportunity to 1L students at your school. For your convenience, you may download a program flyer here.

If you or 1L Scholar candidates at your school have any questions about the program, please feel free to email me at or call me at (804) 787-8009.

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