Vinson & Elkins LLP

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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.

Five Things to Know About This Firm

  1. International law firm with 700+ lawyers across 12 offices
  2. Founding sponsor of the Texas Law Pipeline Program, committing $1 million dollars
  3. More than 60% of V&E partners are recognized in leading legal publications
  4. Mansfield 4.0 Certified (Diversity Lab), Perfect score for LGBTQ+ Equality (Human Rights Campaign), Gold Standard Certified (Women in Law Empowerment Forum), and DEI Framework Member (Bloomberg Law)
  5. Hires 1L & 2L diversity scholarship opportunities; this year’s class is 49% women, 40% of color, 9% LGBTQ