1L Diversity Scholars Conference

About the Program

Kirkland’s 1L Diversity Scholars Conference 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 conference, which will help advance selected candidates’ professional development by forming collegial and mentoring relationships. 

Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in interactive, virtual sessions led by Kirkland partners and high-profile clients of the Firm and industry experts.
  • Learn professional development best practices and how to thrive in the legal environment as a diverse student.
  • Network with our attorneys, clients and other scholars representing the most promising law students from schools across the U.S.

Scholar Benefits:

  • Gain exclusive, advance access to Kirkland’s 2L Diversity Fellowship application.
  • Receive ongoing mentoring and career development support from a Kirkland attorney.
  • Learn directly from some of the best lawyers in the industry.
  • Acquire tools and materials to help your job search process, including a refresh for your recruiting attire.

Application Process

This year’s conference took place on April 7–8. Applications for next year’s Diversity Scholars Conference will open in early 2023.

Questions? Please email Jason Triplett, Associate Director of Legal Recruiting.

Perspectives

[This program is] an amazing opportunity to learn more about Kirkland from its prominent partners and clients, Big Law in general and an opportunity to make connections with Kirkland attorneys and other scholars who we can keep in touch with over our career for advice and support - 2021 Diversity Scholar