Who we are

At Cooley, we strive to create an inclusive, rewarding environment that allows our people to thrive professionally and personally. Our people-first philosophy, cooperative spirit and firmwide commitment to inclusion are central to our success and the driving force behind our global growth.

As one of the world’s greatest law firms, we are devoted to meeting the evolving needs of our clients through our commitment to building a community of high-caliber professionals who share our vision and values.

US Diversity Fellowships

As part of our dedication to maintaining a truly diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences, we offer diversity fellowships to outstanding law students.

2L Diversity Fellowship (new for 2024) – Award recipients will receive a paid 2L summer associate position and an award of up to $40,000 to assist with law school tuition. The application period runs from May 15 to August 15, 2024. Learn more

1L Diversity Fellowship – Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $50,000 to assist with law school tuition. Learn more

Affinity groups

Many of Cooley's offices have an active Cooley Inclusion Alliance, which is managed directly by Cooley associates with the goals of providing associates with a forum and resource for support; enhancing retention, training and promotion; and identifying opportunities to join with clients and community members on initiatives and topics of interest. The Cooley Inclusion Alliance welcomes and encourages participation from all associates and patent practitioners.

Other firmwide groups include the Black Attorney Affinity Group and LGBTQ+ Affinity Group.

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