1L Diversity Conference

Applications for the 2020 Diversity Conference will be accepted beginning December 1, 2019.

Jones Day hosted "Perspectives and Pathways," our fourth annual 1L Diversity Conference, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in New York City. Please return to this page on December 1, 2019, when the application period will open for the 2020 1L Diversity Conference.

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

Conference Details

The interactive conference sessions will impart practical advice and skills, with Jones Day lawyers and clients included among the speakers. The following topics will be covered:

  • Building a successful legal career path.
  • Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • Judicial clerkships.
  • Pro bono.


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.