Gibson Dunn Launches Diversity and Inclusion 2L Scholarship Program

July 25, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a new diversity and inclusion scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity among its ranks and creating new opportunities for rising 2L law students from underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

Beginning this year, the firm will award several scholarships to rising 2L law students who identify with an underrepresented group in the legal profession and who have demonstrated resilience and excellence on their path toward a legal career.  Scholarship amounts will vary and will be combined with an offer to join Gibson Dunn’s summer associate program.  Applications are due August 15, 2019.  More information on how to apply can be found here.

“At Gibson Dunn, we believe that diversity among lawyers and staff is essential to our continued success as one of the preeminent law firms in the world,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “In an increasingly global world, having a workforce with diverse backgrounds, competencies, experiences and viewpoints is crucial to our continued success and value proposition.  In furtherance of that goal, we have initiated our new Gibson Dunn Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program.”

“We are proud of our diverse partnership and will continue to develop a new and diverse generation of lawyers who will carry on the long tradition of quality and excellence for which Gibson Dunn is known,” said Zakiyyah Salim-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer of Gibson Dunn.  “The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program enhances our robust participation in and offering of meaningful programs to create pathways for diverse groups of law students to excel in the legal profession.”