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2L Diversity Scholarship: Arent Fox’s annual Diversity Scholarship Program. The Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco offices will each award one second-year law student $20,000 and a salaried position. The scholarship will be paid in two installments: $10,000 during the second-year summer and another $10,000 payable when the student returns to Arent Fox as an associate after graduation. This program is for law students who are members of a historically underrepresented group in the legal profession.
AF Fellows Leadership Development Program: The Arent Fox Fellows Program was introduced in 2017, coinciding with the firm’s 75th anniversary. This selective three-year program is focused on leadership development, management skills, diversity, inclusion and empowerment, and includes retreats in years one and two, and a collaborative problem solving project in year three. The AF Fellows program is open to associates in their 5th year of practice and above, as well as junior partners and counsel. Of the 30 AF Fellows that have been selected since the program was launched, 75% are women, people of color and LGBTQ+.
Traditional 2L Summer Program: The Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco offices hire 2L’s based on need.
LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder: A key mission and component of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) organization is its fellows program--an ongoing intensive mentoring and business development program geared at pairing high potential diverse law firm attorneys with similar high potential general counsel at major corporations. Moreover, after the completion of the fellowship year, fellows remain active alumni with continued access to the chief legal officers and law firm chairs and managing partners in the program. We select one fellow per year, providing a substantial pipeline initiative for the Firm. 2020 was our seventh year participating in this initiative. We've also expanded to participate in the LCLD Pathfinder Program, a new opportunity targeting 3-5th year associates, designed for diverse, high potential, early career attorneys. The goal of the Pathfinder Program is to provide practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks through relationship building skills, foundational leadership skills and an understanding of career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice.
LCLD 1L Scholar Program: 1L LCLD Scholars participate in a summer internship in house at a member organization and attend a summit designed exclusively for 1L LCLD Scholars.
Diversity Scholar In-House Week: A diversity scholar at the firm is placed in-house at a firm client for a week of shadowing.
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