1l Diversity Conference

Diversity Conference for 1Ls

1L Diversity Conference

After monitoring the COVID developments closely, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Jones Day 1L Diversity Conference. While we are disappointed, we believe it is the only prudent decision as the safety of the students, our lawyers, staff, and clients is paramount.

Jones Day will host "Perspectives and Pathways," our fifth annual 1L Diversity Conference, beginning with a kickoff reception at 6pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 and continuing through the day on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New York City.

Applications for this year's conference are no longer being accepted.

Bringing together Jones Day lawyers, Firm clients, and first-year law students, this year’s conference will focus on developing your leadership and lawyering skills. There are many different pathways to success; our goal is to help you find yours.

Conference Details

This interactive conference will provide sessions on negotiations training and persuasive brief writing with practical advice and skills from Jones Day lawyers.  Other topics include:

  • How to network successfully and build long term relationships.
  • Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession - Can I bring my authentic self to work?
  • Judicial Clerkships.
  • Integrating Pro Bono into your practice.


Participants will build a network that includes students from other law schools and Jones Day lawyers.


Selection ProcessSelection Process

Applications must include a diversity statement, a resume, and a transcript.


Applications will be evaluated by a panel of Jones Day lawyers. The following criteria will be considered:

  • Academic and leadership achievements.
  • Obstacles, challenges, or other factors encountered in advancing career objectives.
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and goals.

Apply CostCost

Travel and related expenses for the students selected to attend will be covered by the Firm.



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