1L Applications

As you start your career and determine where you want to go, consider the opportunity to Discover Dentons and reinvent the practice of law with us. CHALLENGERS ACCEPTED.

Who we are looking for

We appreciate individuals from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, and are always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent. Our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. We are seeking personable and well-rounded individuals with demonstrated academic achievement, ambition, and resiliency. Dentons summer associates are team players with exceptional reasoning and communication skills who will experience hands-on responsibility and client contact. We welcome people who are driven to challenge, innovate, and shape.

2024 opportunities

1L applications for our 2024 program have closed. 2L opportunities for our 2025 program will be posted in the summer of 2024.

Additional information

The LCLD 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by offering first year law students [with diverse backgrounds and experiences] the opportunity to gain valuable professional experiences by working side-by-side with attorneys.

Each year, in select cities, we hire LCLD 1L Scholars to join our Summer Associate Program. In addition to receiving a paid position in our Summer Associate Program, Dentons LCLD Scholars attend the virtual LCLD programming series, participate in mock interviews with LCLD attorneys, attend “office hours” with LCLD alumni, and can join the LCLD LinkedIn group. In 2023, we hosted LCLD 1L Scholars in Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington, Los Angeles, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC.

Dentons LCLD 1L Scholars Award: Awarded to LCLD 1L Scholars in select offices. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second full summer, Dentons Scholars will receive $5,000. Scholars who return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate.