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 these 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 and led by Sandra Leung, General Counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 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 1L LCLD Scholars include:

  • Virtual Programming designed specifically for 1L Scholars. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 1L LCLD Scholars Summit planned for June 2-4, 2020 in Atlanta, GA has been canceled. However, we look forward to providing virtual programming on many of the planned summit topics this summer.

  • 1L LCLD Scholars will have an opportunity to participate in a virtual mock interview with attorneys from LCLD Member law firms.

  • Dedicated LinkedIn group for 1L LCLD Scholars.

For more information about the 1L Scholars Program, contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager. Click here for a list of other diversity and inclusion opportunities available throughout the year.

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2019 1L LCLD Scholars Summit
Photography by Wilma Jackson