Every LCLD Member organization is invited to select one or more 1L LCLD Scholars to participate in a summer internship at their organization and attend a summit designed exclusively for 1L LCLD Scholars.

Eligibility and Application Process

Step 1: Register with LCLD.

Register your organization with LCLD from October 1, 2020 through the extended deadline of December 4, 2020. LCLD will host a hyperlinked page of available opportunities on our website and market the program to 1L law students beginning December 1, 2020. Members may choose whether or not they would like to utilize the LCLD website in their recruiting efforts.

Step 2: Hire your Scholar.

1L LCLD Scholar candidates must apply directly to summer internships at the LCLD Member organization(s) of their choice, beginning December 1, 2020. Each Member will independently identify, select, and hire its respective 1L Scholars. 1L Scholar candidates must be enrolled as first-year law students and in good standing at an ABA-approved law school.

Step 3: Register your Scholar.

Register your Scholar by April 9, 2021. LCLD Member organizations will provide their Scholars’ information to LCLD and register their Scholars for the 2021 1L LCLD Scholars Virtual Summit. The summit will include new sessions on personality type in the workplace, law firm mechanics, and wellness--more details will be posted in the coming months. Click here to see what was offered during the 2020 1L Scholars Virtual Program.

For more information about the 1L Scholars Program, please review the 2021 1L Scholars Program Prospectus and 2021 1L Scholars Program FAQs linked in the "Resources" section at the bottom of this page, or contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager.