Silicon Valley’s inside and outside counsel are teaming up to boost diversity in law, with a new 1L program that gives students from underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to split 10 weeks of their summer between a firm and legal department.

Seven companies—eBay, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LendingClub, Symantec, Turo and Uber—and 12 firms*—Baker McKenzieBoies Schiller FlexnerCooley; Covington & Burling; Fenwick & WestGibson, Dunn & CrutcherHogan Lovells; Mayer Brown; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Morrison FoersterOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; and Perkins Coie—will participate. Around 14 students will be selected for the paid internship.

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