Clifford Chance is a global firm with over 3,200 lawyers in key technology and financial centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia. We ensure we can benefit our clients by combining the highest global standards of business and law with local excellence of service and by maintaining the depth, quality and scale of resources necessary to meet our clients’ needs whenever and wherever they arise.
We see diversity as essential to the development of a thriving, globally integrated firm. It’s a competitive strength; our people come from many different countries and backgrounds because we recognize success depends not only on understanding the law but also the business characteristics and local culture of our clients, wherever they may be.
While we understand that a diverse legal profession is highly important, we also appreciate that without proper preparation most students find the law school experience overwhelming and extremely difficult to earn top grades. That is why Clifford Chance decided to sponsor scholarships to Law Preview’s law school prep course — a program that some of our most successful lawyers took before they themselves entered law school.
Clifford Chance Law Preview Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible to become a Clifford Chance Law Preview Scholarship recipient, applicants must be (i) a member of a racial/ethnic/gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession or a member of the LGBT community; and (ii) enrolled to begin classes at either Cornell Law School, Fordham University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School or University of Virginia School of Law in the fall.
A strong preference will be given to applicants who are the first in their immediate families (excluding siblings) to attend graduate school. Applications will be accepted the scholarship deadline at each school. A selection panel will evaluate all completed applications and scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis by June 1.
If you plan to attend Cornell Law School, Fordham University School of Law, University of Michigan School of Law or University of Virginia School of Law and meet the scholarship criteria, complete the online application before the scholarship deadline.