Diversity Initiatives

Reed Smith LLP is a global relationships law firm. With offices spanning the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we are an entity as diverse as the continents across which we practice and the clients that we serve. We recognize, however, that diverse structure alone does not define true diversity. Instead, at Reed Smith we strive to realize the true value of our constituents - attorneys, staff and clients - by fully integrating their unique talents and perspectives into every aspect of our business.

To sustain and grow the strength of our team, Reed Smith is committed to supporting a variety of pipeline diversity initiatives to diverse students entering the legal profession even before they start law school and continues through graduation and beyond.  We support diverse law students by providing the tools and opportunities to succeed in law school and in the legal profession through our participation in diversity initiatives such as those highlighted below.

Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholars Program

Our Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholars Program provides two $20,000 awards to be used to defray necessary expenditures related to the recipient’s legal education, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school.

1L LCLD Scholars Program

Reed Smith is proud to be a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). As a member of the LCLD, our Pittsburgh and Chicago offices are pleased to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, which is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The program offers students the opportunity to work side-by-side with our lawyers as part of our 2017 Summer Associate Program.

Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The Reed Smith Diversity Fellowship Program provides an award in the amount of $5,000 and a 2017 Summer Associate position to a diverse, first-year law student who has demonstrated strong academic scholarship, dedication to pro bono work, community service and/or leadership, and an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit diversity.reedsmith.com.