2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship


We believe that our ability to perform at the very highest level of our profession is significantly enhanced by building and promoting diverse and inclusive teams in the broadest sense. Our 2L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship provides law students with a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the top lawyers in the world through our Summer Associate Program and gain hands-on experience, develop leadership skills, interact with Kirkland clients and make enduring connections with peers.

In addition to participating in the Kirkland Summer Associate Program, recipients receive professional development support and a $50,000 stipend*, less all required income and payroll taxes. To apply for the Fellowship, students should submit a summer associate application. On the application, there is an option to indicate your interest in the Fellowship. Applicants are required to include a personal statement explaining your interests and goals in joining Kirkland. Please reach out to Jason Triplett with any questions.

*In order to receive the Fellowship, a candidate must participate in the Summer Associate Program in one of Kirkland’s domestic offices. Splitting with another private employer is not permitted (inclusive of touchbacks with a previous employer)