Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
- Clifford Chance
Scholarship Application Deadline: May 15
Law Preview Scholarship Criteria
To be eligible to become a Clifford Chance Law Preview Scholarship recipient, applicants must be (i) a member of a racial/ethnic/gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession or a member of the LGBT community; and (ii) enrolled to begin classes at Fordham Law School in the fall. A strong preference will be given to applicants who are the first in their immediate families (excluding siblings) to attend graduate school.
Applications will be accepted until May 15. The sponsoring organizations' selection panels will evaluate all completed applications, and scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis by June 1.
If you plan to attend Fordham Law School and meet the scholarship criteria, complete the online application before the scholarship deadline.
Recruiting for most large, global law firms takes place during the fall semester of a law student's second-year and students really need to finish in the top half of their 1L class to get an interview. Given the substantial investment that most students make in their legal education, it is wise to do all that you can to ensure you do well your first year. When Clifford Chance first explored options for helping diverse law students who were heading to law school, we wanted to support a program that helped students achieve academic excellence during that all-important first year. Over the years we received very positive feedback from interview candidates who had attended the Law Preview class and that is why Clifford Chance decided to partner with Law Preview and offer scholarships to diverse students entering law school. Since 2009, we have been sponsoring entering 1Ls to attend the Law Preview class and the response we've received from scholarship recipients has been overwhelmingly positive. If you are planning to attend a law school we sponsor and meet the scholarship criteria, I strongly encourage you to submit an application.