WilmerHale is an international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers and a network of 12 offices worldwide that offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity.
We are committed to increasing diversity among our lawyers and staff. To foster the recruitment and retention of people of color, women and people of varying sexual orientations, we have established a firmwide Diversity Committee that includes representatives from firm leadership and lawyers from each of our three major US offices. Our goals are to ensure that all lawyers and staff have the opportunity to develop their talents fully; to create a firm whose composition more closely reflects that of our clients and the world in which we practice; and to promote greater diversity in the legal profession.
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 WilmerHale 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.
WilmerHale Law Preview Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible to become a WilmerHale 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 Northeastern University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College,Boston University School of Law, Columbia Law School or UC Berkeley School of Law in the fall.
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.
If you plan to attend Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston College, Boston University School of Law or UC Berkeley School of Law and meet the scholarship criteria, complete the online application before the scholarship deadline.