Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block works with schools and other organizations to build a diverse “pipeline” of students interested in the legal profession.

Law Schools
Jenner & Block offers five Diversity Scholarships to first-year law students. In 2015, scholarship recipients included students from University of Michigan Law School, Northwestern University School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Chicago Law School.  We support the American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.

The firm sponsors various diversity-related programs and events at law schools around the United States. Our lawyers regularly visit law school campuses, building relationships with student associations, speaking at student events and hosting seminars and receptions for student associations, such as women law student organizations and other diverse groups.

Colleges
We are a major sponsor of Chicago Scholars “High 5 Campaign.” Chicago Scholars is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged youth in Chicago attend college or other post-secondary education. Through the "High 5 Campaign," we support five college-bound students. 

High Schools and Elementary Schools
The firm continues to work with the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and four other law firms on a pipeline program that introduces grammar school children to the field of law through programming, mentorship and eventually scholarships.

Our Washington, D.C. office lawyers work with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, the District’s first law-themed public charter high school. In this capacity, volunteer lawyers provide hands-on workshops on topics of constitutional law, teaching important concepts and analytic skills and introducing them to the ways they can participate in civic life. We support Urban Prep – the only all-male Chicago Public High School, which is primarily African American.  We are currently exploring pipeline programs in our New York City and Los Angeles offices and continue to support other Chicago-area schools.

From left:  Sarah Ahmed (University of Illinois College of Law); Richard Deulofeut-Manzur (University of Chicago Law School); Kathrine Gutierrez (University of Chicago Law School); Derek Mong (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law); Partner Kenneth K. Lee; Chief Talent Officer Charlotte L. Wager at the 2016 Diversity Dinner

From left:  Sarah Ahmed (University of Illinois College of Law); Richard Deulofeut-Manzur (University of Chicago Law School); Kathrine Gutierrez (University of Chicago Law School); Derek Mong (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law); Partner Kenneth K. Lee; Chief Talent Officer Charlotte L. Wager at the 2016 Diversity Dinner