The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. It provides 1L students with valuable professional experiences while introducing them to the value of relationships and building networks with LCLD member organizations. Any of our diverse 1L summer associates are eligible for selection as an LCLD 1L Scholar. In 2020, we hired 1L summer associates in our Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. offices. For More information about the 1L Scholars Program, please visit lcldnet.org/programs/1l-scholars/.
While working at K&L Gates during the summer, the selected LCLD 1L Scholar will receive real-life experience on a broad range of projects typically seen by junior associates including research and writing assignments, accompanying our lawyers to court appearances, client meetings, and other key events. In addition, the 1L Scholar will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the LCLD 1L Scholars Mentor Program and attend the LCLD 1L Scholars Summit with other 1L Scholars from around the United States.
The Scholar will be awarded a paid 1L summer associate position in one of our offices that will be hiring a 1L. The application period will begins in December, and decisions are made on a rolling basis. To be considered for our LCLD 1L Scholars Program, please apply on our website.