Dentons is a global firm driven to provide our clients with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Now clients benefit from more than 2,500 lawyers and professionals in 79 locations in 52 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenging the status quo to offer creative, actionable business and legal solutions.
As a truly international law firm, diversity is one of Denton’s core values. We are committed to promoting a professional environment that attracts, retains and promotes lawyers and staff of all backgrounds, regardless of any group characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, disability, gender identity or social perspective. For us, inclusiveness is a priority. We know that drawing on a variety of experiences, backgrounds and ideas enriches our workplace. Diversity offers us and our clients a broader perspective, more creative ideas, deeper understanding and a higher-quality product.
Our efforts to maintain a diverse work force have led to a variety of awards and recognitions. We know that inclusion begins with opportunity and we continue to seek innovative and effective ways to increase the number of diverse students interested in law school and to recruit diverse law students and lateral candidates. By engaging law schools and colleges directly, Dentons builds programs for students at all levels of higher education to increase the pool of lawyers from diverse backgrounds and we are proud to sponsor entering law students to attend the Law Preview program. The Dentons Law Preview Scholarship Program expands upon our other pipeline efforts by providing scholarship recipients with the opportunity to attend a week long law school prep course taught by some of the country’s leading law professors. We are excited to provide this solid foundation upon which students can begin their legal studies.
Dentons Law Preview Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible, applicants must be (i) a member of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (ii) a member of the LGBT community, or (iii) the first in your family (excluding siblings) to attend college. You must also be enrolled to begin classes at Washington University School of Law in the fall.
If you meet the application criteria, applications will be accepted until the scholarship deadline. A selection panel will evaluate all completed applications, and scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis.