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The 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program

Work side-by-side with attorneys in our Member organizations.

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students.

Our 1L Scholars Program gives law students the rare opportunity to work side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organizations. It provides them with valuable professional experiences while introducing them to the value of relationships and building networks with LCLD Members.

Launched in 2011, the 1L LCLD Scholars Program has already put hundreds of young attorneys on a path to leadership through law school and beyond.

If you are interested in becoming a 1L LCLD Scholar, click here for instructions on how to apply.

Benefits for the 1L LCLD Scholars include:

  • 2021 1L LCLD Scholars Virtual Summit, May 18-20, 2021, designed specifically for 1L Scholars, focusing on leadership, relationship building, and career development strategies. The summit will include new sessions on personality type in the workplace, law firm mechanics, and wellness. Click here to see what was offered during the 2020 1L Scholars Virtual Program.
  • 1L LCLD Scholars will have an opportunity to participate in a Virtual Mock Interviews with attorneys from LCLD Member law firms.
  • Networking opportunities via a LinkedIn group dedicated to articles and discussions relevant to all 1L LCLD Scholars, who are invited to join. Additionally, 2021 Scholars will be invited to participate in Virtual Social Hours.

To learn more about applying to the 1L Scholars Program, click here