Law School Outreach
Building upon a long history of supporting diverse law student organizations, Kirkland pioneered the creation of a formal initiative to reach out to diverse law students across the country in 2008. Coined the "ALLSA" Initiative, an inclusive term reflective of the program's mission to reach out to racial, ethnic, women's and LGBT student groups (i.e. BLSA, APALSA, LLSA, OUTLaw, etc.), the program is designed to encourage a sense of community among diverse attorneys and law students, increase the visibility of diverse attorneys on law school campuses, create mentoring relationships with diverse students, and open unique conduits for professional development.Supporting the Next Generation
Kirkland actively participates in a number of local and national pipeline programs and is committed to investing in the lives of young people who may not otherwise consider a career in the legal profession. These efforts are financially supported by the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation and by attorneys who are committed to building bridges of opportunity for deserving young people in our communities. To this end, we partner with over twenty pipeline organizations.
"Kirkland understands the first step in interesting students in a career in law
is to help them attend a good college that will position them well for law school.
The firm just gets it. They know if you want to create a real pipeline, you have
to do more than throw money at the opportunity. Kirkland makes a real
commitment to our students and the results speak for themselves."
Karen G. Foley, President, Scholarship Chicago