Since 2004, Kirkland has sponsored 130 Diversity Fellows with grants totaling more than $2.1 million. In 2014, each Diversity Fellowship recipient received a $25,000 stipend. Fellowship applicants submit a personal statement that details how their employment by the Firm would enhance the Firm's diversity mission. Applicants must also apply to and receive an offer to join the summer program at one of the Firm's offices. The Firm awarded Diversity Fellowships to 10 law students in 2014. Learn more about the Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program.
Each year, Winston & Strawn LLP offers three scholarships to diverse law students who join a summer program in one of their domestic offices following the conclusion of their second year of law school. Each $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students’ third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Learn more about the Winston & Strawn LLP Diversity Scholarship.
This scholarship, established in 2005, is designed to assist diverse students financially and create employment opportunities for them during their law school careers. Butler Rubin will select one first-year law student each year to be awarded a $10,000 scholarship, which will be renewable for the second and third year of study. The scholarship recipient will also work at Butler Rubin as a summer associate after the first year and for at least two weeks after his or her second year. Students are selected based on high levels of performance and achievement, a strong interest in the private practice of law in the area of business litigation, an intention to remain in the Chicago area following graduation, and outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. Please contact Butler Rubin directly about this scholarship.