Reflecting our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace filled with the best legal talent, we’ve created a 1L Diversity Fellowship Program.

This program is for law students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills—and, of course, a sincere interest in our practice.

To be named a Milbank 1L summer fellow, you must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed the first semester of your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2020. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented at large law firms are encouraged to apply.

1L fellows will be summer associates in our New York office. As a fellow, you’ll receive specialized and comprehensive training opportunities and build your professional network with Milbank attorneys and fellow summer associates.

After successfully completing the program, fellows will receive an offer to re-join us as summer associates the next summer. 


To apply to the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, please click here. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2018. Please note that applications will not be considered complete without a copy of a law school transcript. Finalists will be interviewed for the Fellowship after applications are submitted, and the winner (or winners) will be announced in March 2018. 

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact:

Ann Bjornstad
Associate Director of Global Legal Recruiting
(212) 530-5195