1L Diversity Scholars Program

About the Program

Kirkland’s Virtual 1L Diversity Scholars Program is an elite program that provides early exposure to one of the world’s leading law firms. Selected 1L law students are invited to join Kirkland attorneys, clients and alumni for our two-day program, which will help advance selected candidates’ professional development by forming collegial and mentoring relationships.

Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in interactive sessions led by Kirkland partners and high-profile clients of the Firm.
  • Participate in mentoring pods with Kirkland attorneys, clients and alumni who are committed to the scholars’ career development.
  • Network with our attorneys, clients and other scholars representing the most promising law students from schools across the U.S.

Application Process

Details about next year’s program, including application process, will be available in early 2022.

Sample Agenda

Friday, March 26, 2021:
Getting to know Kirkland: Partners, practices and proficiency
Keynote speaker on their path to success
Client panel and interactive discussion

Thursday, April 8, 2021:
Professional development session on setting yourself up for success
Kirkland mentoring pod networking
Happy hour and entertainment