1L Program


“Does Cleary hire 1Ls?”

Cleary is dedicated to encouraging and fostering diversity across the firm and the legal profession, and as part of that commitment, we offer a 1L Diversity Summer Associate program. Students who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal education, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

After completion of the summer program, 1L Summer Associates will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as summer associates for the following summer.