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Universities, Colleges and Schools

Through conferences, job fairs, panel discussions, and workshops, we make the legal profession less abstract, and more familiar and accessible to students of all backgrounds. Providing the "nuts-and-bolts" of what lawyering is about helps students make informed career decisions and puts them on the path to professional success. To support this initiative, we:

Americas

  • Conducted "Why a Big Firm?," "A Day in the Life..." and "How to Succeed in 1st Year" panel discussions for minority students at Washington, DC and Chicago-area law schools.
  • Hosted a panel discussion for diverse summer associates in the New York City area on "How to Succeed as a Summer Associate". The panel discussion was followed by a networking reception.
  • Hosted "First Year Minority Law Student Workshop and Reception," during which New York area law school students were provided with advice on how to succeed in law school and with information on the benefits of working at a large law firm.
  • Hosted a panel discussion for members of BLSA, APALSA and LALSA at Houston Law Center.
  • Held panel discussions at the University of Chicago Law School, University of Houston Law School, Yale Law School and Georgetown Law School and other law schools for affinity groups such as BLSA, APALSA and LALSA on topics such as resume writing, judicial clerkships, succeeding in law school and as a summer associate.
  • Participated in Cook County Bar Association Minority Student Job Fair, MidAtlantic Black Law Student Association Job Fair, Northeast BLSA Job Fair, Southeastern BLSA Job Fair, Harvard BLSA Conference, IL Job Fair and Howard University Law School Job Fair.
  • Participated in diversity-related conferences, such as the ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Annual Conference for the Minority Lawyer, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) Annual Pathways to Diversity Conference, the MCCA CLE Expo, and the National Bar Association.
  • Hosted visits to Chicago-area firms by University of Illinois Latin American Law Students' Association (LALSA), Northwestern LALSA and University of Illinois BLSA students.
  • Participated in Lavender Law Career and Job Fair.
  • Sponsored and organized Pre-Law Night for Hampton University undergraduates.
  • Participated in the Houston Bar Association's summer associate minority law clerk and mentoring program.
  • Participated in and hosted Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms' forums and gatherings, including "Business Development," "What They Really Talk About When You Are Up for Partnership," "Rules of the Game," "The Senior Associate Rain Dance," "Tips for First & Second Year Associates," "Tips for Summer Associates from Minority Attorneys," "Welcome Reception for Minority First Year Associates" and "Welcome Reception for Minority Summer Associates."

Asia

  • Participated in a number of on-campus activities from a diverse range of Universities in Hong Kong and hosted open days for students from the local district with the aim to attract applications from students of diverse backgrounds – not only those limited to Hong Kong Citizenship.
  • Provided through The Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services internship opportunities for students in the Yuen Long District to help broaden the horizon of underprivileged young people, build self-confidence and provide real life experience of working in the business centre of Hong Kong.
  • Participated in a number of on-campus activities from a diverse range of Universities in Hong Kong and hosted open days for students from the local district with the aim to attract applications from students of diverse backgrounds.

Europe

  • Sponsor and participated in King’s College London’s flagship widening participation scheme - K+ - which seeks out and supports the brightest young people, regardless of background, to achieve their full potential and access education at the best universities in the City of London and beyond.
  • Participated in and hosted Aspiring Solicitors (UK) events for undergraduates and postgraduates from under-represented groups including:
      • sponsored an annual commercial awareness competition;
      • hosted an ability event aimed at raising awareness of disability in the legal profession;
      • provided opportunities for our lawyers to become professional ambassadors (student mentors) with a specific focus on under-represented Universities; and
      • support the Springboard Programme for students looking to secure vacation schemes.
  • Signatory to PRIME an alliance of law firms and legal departments across the UK which provides work experience to young people from socially deprived and under privileged backgrounds.
  • Hosted a Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London event for 60 first year students from diverse backgrounds to help increase access to large City law firms and support both the pre-university ("SEO Scholars") and University ("SEO Careers") mentoring programmes.
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