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1L LCLD Scholars Program

Position Summary

The Firm: Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 12 consecutive years. For 2023, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 54 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

The Firm’s Summer Associates participate in research projects, opinion letters, depositions, witness interviews and a wide variety of other assignments. Throughout the course of the Summer Associate’s term, the Firm provides training and professional development via different methods.

Our Commitment: At Ogletree Deakins we believe in diversity of gender, diversity of learning style, diversity of race, diversity of background, diversity of thought—all these and more contribute to a vibrant and inclusive environment where attorneys and professional staff can thrive. Creating a culture of belonging at the firm is more than just a nice sentiment, it is a business and moral imperative. Our people matter. Their stories matter. And our performance is stronger because of it.

Application Process: You will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample, all in PDF format. In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in participating in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program and your interest in practicing labor and employment law at Ogletree Deakins. Please indicate in your cover letter the host office of interest. The application deadline is January 15, 2023. If you do not have your complete transcript by the date of application, please email your complete transcript to by January 31, 2023 in order to complete your application.

Recruiting Contacts:

Laina Balafas
Attorney Pipeline Recruiting Manager