1L and 2L opportunities

1L Diversity Fellowship

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship helps us build a Firm with the people that will support our future success and continue to build on our strengths. All Fellows take part in our 10-week summer associate program and successful Fellows are also invited to return for their 2L summer.


The diversity of our lawyers is a source of strength, and the nature of our clients’ needs requires collaboration across borders. Our lawyers value learning about different cultures, experiences, languages and viewpoints. 

Our mission is to continue to build upon this strength and create an environment where all who work here are encouraged, assisted and inspired to reach their potential. Our commitment to inclusion has made us an employer of choice worldwide. 

What you can expect

  • Participate in our ten-week Summer Program in any of our eight US offices, including our training sessions, the Launch Your Career Program, ongoing mentorship opportunities, networking with our lawyers and attendance at social events

  • Gain valuable insight into what we do and what it means to practice law by working with and observing our lawyers
  • Successful fellows will be invited to return to the Firm the following year for the Summer Associate Program 

How to apply

To apply for this fellowship, please submit the following materials online at whitecase.com/usgraduates.

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • First-year law school transcript (when available)
  • A 500-word personal statement that indicates your interest in joining a global practice, as well as your commitment to enhancing our diverse culture at the Firm

Applications will be accepted from 1L students on December 1 and will be considered on a rolling basis through January.

The application process is open to all law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited or Canadian law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.

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Inside White & Case

Chisom Amanchukwu
“This is a firm where everyone wants you to thrive.”
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“I really hit the ground running and took advantage of every opportunity”
Returning summer associates Samantha and TJ in conversation
Kasey Stein
“Be in the driving seat of your own career”