Loyola University Chicago

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School of Law

2L Law Firm Diversity Opportunities

For information about scholarship opportunities through Loyola, please visit the Financial Aid Office's website.

Additional nationwide diversity programs, initiatives, & events can be found on the NALP website. 

    To further promote diversity within the legal profession and within the firm, Sidley Austin offers a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Initiative for second year law students. Sidley will grant a $20,000 scholarship and an offer to join their summer program to a limited number of deserving second year law students. Applicants should be of a diverse background, be a second year law student (preference to students at schools where Sidley conducts fall on-campus interviews), have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership qualities, and have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of law school and/or the legal profession.
    As a part of their ongoing commitment to diversity, Kirkland & Ellis LLP sponsors the Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellowship Program. Diversity Fellows are selected after an application profess from among second year law students holding offers to join their Summer Associate Program. Fellows are awarded a $25,000 stipend. Applicants must also apply to and receive an offer to join the summer program at one of the firm's offices.
    Winston & Strawn offers three scholarships to diverse law students who join the summer program in one of their domestic offices following their second year of law school. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students' third year of law school.
    The 2L Diversity Scholars Program awards select second-year law school students a progressive scholarship of $25,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings). The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon starting as a summer associate at Latham & Watkins, and the balance of $15,000 will be paid upon starting as a full-time associate at the firm.
    The Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program is an intensive eight-week program designed for diverse first- and second-year law students who have an interest in labor and employment law. Program recipients will participate in an eight-week summer program with a total stipend of $15,000.