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2021 1L LCLD Diversity Scholars Program

Katten is a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization comprised of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners whose mission it is to advance diversity in the legal profession. First-year law students, who will be rising second- year law students in the summer of 2021, are welcome to apply to Katten’s 2021 Summer Associate Program as a 1L LCLD Diversity Scholar in the Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC offices.

The 1L LCLD Diversity Scholars are 1L summer associates who will work on challenging assignments, participate in various summer associate events and receive valuable experience working side by side with Katten attorneys. Additionally, Scholars will have numerous networking and mentoring opportunities organized by Katten and LCLD, including the opportunity to attend the LCLD Scholars Summit.

We are seeking students who have excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical and writing skills, relevant work and leadership experience, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Eligible applicants must be enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2023 at the time of application.

Please note that the hiring process is on a rolling basis until positions are filled. If a student’s law school transcript is not available at the time of submission, a follow-up addendum can be sent via email, to the recruiting contact for the office in which the application was submitted, when grades are available.

Click here to apply.
All applications must include:

  • a resume
  • a diversity statement (should be limited to 1-2 pages)
  • an unofficial law school transcript (please include if available at the time of application, or as an addendum once grades are available)

Please direct questions regarding the 1L LCLD Diversity Scholar hiring process to the contact listed below in your office of interest:



Email Address


Danielle Spero


Stephanie London


Jennifer Trimble

Los Angeles

Stacey Schwartz

New York

Danielle Spero

Washington, DC

Danielle Spero

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Each office of the firm also complies with applicable state and local laws whose provisions may vary from those on which firmwide policies are based.

If you require an accommodation for a disability to facilitate the application process, you are encouraged to contact or call +1.312.902.5200.