Jenner & Block


Jenner & Block works to promote and support racial/ethnic diversity in the workplace, in the profession and in the community. We have also played an active role in several major cases involving critical issues such as affirmative action and housing discrimination. We are proud of the recognition our firm has received for its support of lawyers of color and for the impact many of them have had on the profession and the community.

Jenner & Block offers five Diversity Scholarships to first-year law students. Scholarship recipients include 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 partner with the Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) Law Program and host pre-law fellows in our Chicago, New York and Washington, DC offices. We also support the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, among others.

We have been recognized extensively for our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our work to improve diversity in the legal profession. For example, we have won the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Rainbowmaker Award and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Legal Service Award. In addition, the firm is regularly ranked among the top firms for diversity.

Jenner & Block is one of the first law firms to publish a firm-sponsored publication on racial and ethnic diversity. The “Focus on Diversity” issues of Equal Time, the firm’s diversity newsletter, include stories about the accomplishments of Jenner & Block lawyers of color, including legal viewpoints and other issues of interest.

Partner Reginald Hill

Partner Reginald Hill