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Diversity Scholarships

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As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we’re proud to offer the Clifford Chance 1L and 2L Diversity Scholarships. As a 1L or 2L summer law clerk, you’ll have the opportunity to embrace team collaboration, receive formal and informal training, and build relationships with our global network, uncovering what it really means to be a Clifford Chance lawyer. Following your summer, you'll stay connected and engaged.

Staying in touch 

You’ll stay on our radar – we will invite you to join us at firmwide activities like office events, training programs and community activities. You will receive firm news and updates and continue to build relationships with the team.

The benefits

In addition to a summer law clerk salary, 1L scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a payment of up to $50,000. The 1L award will be paid in five installments: (1) $10,000 upon joining as a 1L summer law clerk; (2) $10,000 upon joining as a 2L summer law clerk; (3) $10,000 upon joining as a first-year associate; (4) $10,000 upon starting as a second-year associate; (5) $10,000 upon starting as a third-year associate.


2L scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a payment of up to $50,000, with the award paid in four installments: (1) $20,000 upon joining as a 2L summer law clerk; (2) $10,000 upon joining as a first-year associate (3) $10,000 upon starting as a second-year associate; (4) $10,000 upon starting as a third-year associate.

The rules 

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school, with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2026.


Complete applications must include a resume, law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) and personal statement. Remember: we’re searching for intelligent, thoughtful and interested candidates with diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives. Diversity remains a critical issue in the legal profession, and it’s important to us.


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Applications

We believe that our differences make us stronger and seek to hire students from all backgrounds, races and ethnicities.


1L: Applications will be accepted starting December 2, 2024. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2025.


 2L: Applications will be accepted starting June 3, 2024. The deadline to apply is August 16, 2024.


Apply here – 2L Diversity Scholarship (Houston)


Apply here – 2L Diversity Scholarship (Washington, DC)


Apply here – 2L Diversity Scholarship (New York)

Meet 1L Scholar Naomi Flores

Hear Naomi's perspective on the application process and about her summer at Clifford Chance.

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