As part of our continued commitment to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse team of lawyers, we are awarding Scholarships to support outstanding diverse 1L & 2L law students. We will be awarding up to $30,000 to one to six recipients.

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 are currently accepting scholarship applications through January 31, 2024. If you have questions, please contact

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Submission Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts
  • A personal statement of 500 words or less regarding your commitment to the ideals of inclusion and equity, desire to pursue a career as a civil trial attorney, and interest in McKool Smith

Deadline: January 31, 2024

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