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As part of our continued commitment to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse team of lawyers, we are awarding Diversity Scholarships to support outstanding diverse law students. We will be awarding up to $30,000 to one to four recipients.

Scholarship applicants must be current first or second-year law school students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school who are students of color, members of the LGBTQ+, differently abled, or veteran communities, or whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Applicants should not be a recipient of a diversity award or scholarship from another law firm.

Please complete the below application and submit along with the submission requirements. If you have questions, please contact

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Please attach the following materials: cover letter, resume, personal statement, undergraduate/graduate transcript(s), law school transcript, and legal writing sample. Maximum upload size is 30 MB.

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Submission Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less regarding commitment to diversity and inclusion, desire to pursue a career as a civil trial attorney, and interest in McKool Smith.

Deadline: February 1, 2021

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