Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Vinson & Elkins LLP is a global law firm with more than 750 lawyers in 13 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 differently-abled student. Applicants must also be enrolled to begin classes at one of these four law schools in the fall of 2020: The University of Texas School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, or University of Michigan Law School. Please submit an application before the scholarship deadline noted above.

To learn more about V&E’s Summer Associate Program and to view videos of the V&E Summer Associate experience, visit the website here.

Five Things to Know About This Firm

  1. International law firm with 750+ lawyers across 13 offices
  2. First law firm to partner with Law Preview for diversity scholarships
  3. More than 60% of V&E partners are recognized in leading legal publications
  4. Perfect score for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign) and one of the Best Law Firms for Women (Working Mother)
  5. Hires 1L & 2L Summer Associates; last year’s class was 50% women, 34% of color, 6% LGBTQ