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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

Waller is a proud participant of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program.  The firm sponsors first-year law students to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit where they have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews and attend seminars on networking, leadership, secrets to success, and more. The Scholars will then join Waller’s Summer Associate Program in June. 

Waller’s 1L Summer Program provides rising 2L students with the opportunity to engage in live matters and assignments with attorneys across all practice areas of the firm.  During the program, each 1L Scholar will work closely with two mentors, a partner and a senior associate, who will provide structured feedback on each work assignment.  1L Scholars will complete one practice-specific project developed from an historical client matter. The core practice projects are substantive assignments designed to have students follow the lifecycle of a client matter, giving them a better overview of an entire project than could typically be gained in a few weeks’ observation. 1L Scholars are not relegated to one practice group, but are exposed to various projects across the firm’s eight practice areas.  They will contribute to current client matters and have opportunities to attend depositions, trials, hearings, negotiations and client conferences. Throughout the program, numerous social functions afford opportunities to get to know Waller partners, associates, and fellow Summer Associates on a personal level and enjoy the vibrant city of Nashville. 

Waller is seeking 1L Scholars with a diverse background, excellent law school grades, a teamwork mentality and strong intellectual curiosity. For more information on LCLD’s 1L Scholars Program, click here.

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Law School Relations and Recruiting Manager

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