1L – 2023 Summer Associate – LCLD Scholar Partnership with Verily Life Sciences – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or Washington, DC

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1L - 2023 Summer Associate - LCLD Scholar Partnership with Verily Life Sciences - Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or Washington, DC

As part of McDermotts longstanding commitment to promoting a more diverse law firm and legal industry, we are proud to offer our 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program in partnership with Verily Life Sciences. The 1L LCLD Scholar will participate in all aspects of McDermotts 2023 Summer Associate Program in our Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, or Washington, D.C. office, including extensive training, networking, integration and social opportunities. In addition, the 1L LCLD Scholar will complete a 3-week secondment working directly with Verily in their San Francisco office*. Our LCLD Scholar will be paired with both a Partner and Associate mentor to provide guidance during the summer and throughout the school year. The scholar will also have the opportunity to attend the 2023 1L LCLD Scholars Summit.

In addition to a weekly salary of $4,134, our 1L LCLD Scholar will receive a $15,000 scholarship toward their law school education at the completion of the 2023 Summer Program. The LCLD Scholar is also eligible to earn an offer to return as a 2024 Summer Associate upon successful completion of the 2023 Summer Program.

*McDermott will cover round trip airfare to/from San Francisco for program dates with Verily. Scholar will be responsible for costs associated with housing and incidental expenses. 


We welcome applications from students who are members of historically under- represented groups in the legal profession, enrolled at ABA-accredited law schools with:

  • A commitment to promoting and advancing diversity within the firm as a product of background, experience, personal attributes or characteristics
  • A strong record of academic and professional achievement
  • A genuine interest in pursuing a career at McDermott upon graduation
  • The intent to live and practice in the city or region in which the office is located
  • An interest in Healthcare / Life Sciences Practice
  • An anticipated JD graduation date of Spring 2025 at the time of application


Please submit your resume, writing sample, cover letter (indicating office and practice area(s) of interest), undergraduate transcript and law school transcript (if it is available to you at the time).

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated*.

At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information.  We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

*Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.