Google Legal Institute - Seeking Diverse Law Student Applicants

15 Sep 2020 8:36 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

More information at: https://sites.google.com/view/legal-summer-institute/overview

Jump start your legal career with a unique summer program sponsored by Google and its partner law firms!

The Google Legal Summer Institute (LSI) is a unique in-house and law firm experience where underrepresented 2L law school students are invited to spend their first week of the program in virtual law education and career development sessions with esteemed Legal Team Members at Google and then intern with our partner law firms through the summer. LSI aims to improve access to in-house careers at tech companies by expanding opportunities and removing barriers for underrepresented talent in the legal industry. LSI scholars are a diverse group of students with interests across all legal practice areas. We consider full-time and part-time 2L students who are attending school in the US.

Students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black+, Latinx, and Native American students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Requirements - To apply, students must:

  • Have US work authorization
  • Be a 2L full-time (class of 2021) or part-time (class of winter 2021/spring 2022) student
  • Attend an ABA-approved law school
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Provide undergraduate and law school transcripts
  • Provide resume
  • Complete one essay question: The Legal Summer Institute Program is an opportunity to (i) learn about the in-house counsel role at Google, (ii) explore cutting edge issues at the intersection of tech and the law and (iii) provide access to a summer internship in tech-related private practice. In 500 words or less, please tell us how this program will help you achieve your legal career goals. Please incorporate examples showcasing your leadership, impact, and commitment to diversity and equity in your response.
  • Submit one short video: In two minutes or less, show us why you will be a good fit for this program. Feel free to get creative. Smartphone recordings are welcome. Upload your video in the application.
  • Share your location and practice area preference with us.
  • Students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black+, Latinx, and Native American students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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