Diversity & Inclusion

Empowering Youth

“At the end of the day, whatever a person’s religion, race, color, creed, ethnicity or sexual orientation may be, we want them to have a chance to succeed…become a partner…even run this firm. That’s the purpose of our global diversity initiative.”

—Robert C. Treuhold, Partner, New York Office

Supporting young people in achieving academic and professional excellence is an imperative at Shearman & Sterling. We work with a series of exceptional schools and nonprofit organizations to build and advance a diverse pipeline for the legal profession. The following is a representative list of some of the programs and organizations the firm aids:

  • 1L Shearman & Sterling/LCLD Scholars Program: This first year law school summer internship program provides 1L students with an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable experience and mentorship by participating in the firm's summer associate program, as well as the ability to participate in the LCLD Summer Workshop.
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO): Providing summer internship opportunities to outstanding college students of color.
  • Legal Outreach: Working with the New York City Board of Education to provide law-related educational programs for junior high school students from underserved communities.
  • Shearman & Sterling NAACP LDF Scholarship: From 1991 to 2008, the firm, in partnership with the NAACP Legal Defense and educational fund, sponsored an average of two scholarships annually for African-American students in their first year of law school. Click here for a list of past scholarship recipients.

Key Contact(s)

Jessica Maroney Shillito
Director, Global Diversity
& Inclusion
+1 212 848 7420
jessica.shillito shearman.com

Evelyn Molina
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
+1 212 848 5021
evelyn.molina shearman.com

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