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 1L & 2L law students. We will be awarding up to $30,000 to one to six recipients.

  • $10,000 on starting as a 1L summer 
  • $10,000 after successful completion of 1L summer and on starting as a 2L summer
  • $10,000 after successful completion of 2L summer and on starting as an associate

Scholarship applicants must be current first year law school students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school who are students of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community , persons with a disability, 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.

We will accept 2023 Diversity Scholarship applications starting December 19, 2022. If you have questions, please contact

Submission Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • 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 19, 2023

Applications are considered on a rolling basis beginning in December each school year.

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