Vinson & Elkins LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP is a global law firm with more than 700 lawyers in 12 offices worldwide. V&E represents sophisticated corporate clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom, and beyond.
As one of the world’s largest and top-ranked law firms, Vinson & Elkins has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to maintain a culture that nurtures diverse interests, backgrounds, and perspectives — inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender/gender-identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability. At V&E, diversity is more than just an aspiration; it is a commitment that guides the firm’s daily life and initiatives.
Because V&E’s success depends upon recruiting and developing talented and diverse lawyers, Vinson & Elkins is dedicated to expanding the pipeline by providing enrichment programs and financial support to students from middle school through law school and beyond. Recognizing the importance of early preparation and as part of its commitment to diversity and pipeline initiatives, Vinson & Elkins established the Law Preview Scholarship Program.
V&E Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible for the Vinson & Elkins Law Preview Scholarship, applicants must be (i) a member of a racial or ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession; or (ii) a member of the LGBTQ community; or (iii) a woman; or (iv) a disabled student. Applicants must also be enrolled as an entering 1L at The University of Texas School of Law in the fall.