ELEVATE programme

At Clifford Chance we see inclusion as a core value of the firm and of the law. We understand that our true asset is our people. diversity and inclusion are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society. 

Our goal is to deliver equality of opportunity, equality of aspiration and a equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm through the ELEVATE programme in Singapore.

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What is ELEVATE?

ELEVATE is a 6-month programme that offers eligible students support to embark on successful legal careers in Singapore. The programme is open to law students who are bursary recipients at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU). We're delighted to have also contributed to the general bursary funds at both universities to support the next generation of aspiring lawyers. 

As an ELEVATE student, you will be provided with professional development opportunities and access to mentorship from our experienced team of Clifford Chance lawyers and business professionals. The ELEVATE programme is designed to give you the skills and confidence to be successful in your legal careers wherever your career takes you. 

ELEVATE students in the second year of their law degree will also be invited to interview for our Internship Programme, which further prepares students for our Training Programme.


To participate in the ELEVATE programme, you must be a law student and a bursary recipient at the National University of Singapore (NUS) or Singapore Management University (SMU). You may participate in ELEVATE once during your law degree. If you participate as a first year student, we will extend the internship interview opportunity for you until you are in your second year of law degree. For details about the NUS and SMU bursary programme, please get in touch with your relevant university contact.

What we offer


Our Global Virtual Internships are open to all but ELEVATE students will be invited to an exclusive debrief workshop with our subject matter experts related to one of the modules you have completed.


You will be invited to attend a substantive workshop delivered by the Clifford Chance Academy to develop your legal skills.


A Clifford Chance lawyer will reach out to you for an in-person or virtual meeting to provide insight and advice for your law school journey and to prepare you for a career in law.

How do I register?

Applications for the 2023 cohort of ELEVATE have now closed. We will open registration for 2024 in September 2023.


If you have any questions, reach out to us at elevate@cliffordchance.com

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