DLA Piper – Break Into Law
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
As a leading global law firm, DLA Piper believes that equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our business and are key components of our vision and values. We believe that fostering diversity and equality allows us to acquire the most talented people, to build the most effective teams for our clients and deliver the highest level of service. Therefore DLA Piper developed the Break Into Law (BIL) program.
Break into Law is DLA Piper’s global initiative focused on removing barriers to the wide range of legal and non-legal careers within the legal profession. In every region around the world, we are using our resources and the skills of our people to ensure underrepresented young people have the opportunity to gain access and insight into the legal industry and career progression within it.
Improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the legal profession is a significant global priority for DLA Piper and Break into Law enables us to communicate our collective impact on this key issue within our sector.
Additional information about DLA Piper’s Break Into Law program can be found here
“This training has been amazing. It has been a great opportunity to discover a unique law firm. I really liked how kind, polite, open-minded and willing were the people who spoke to us. They were all respectful, prepared and also funny. Above all they have been honest and encouraging., thank you again!”
ELSA participant at the DLA PiperCareer Insights Training Program in Italy
” Thank you for organizing this day, allowing us to break into and really get into the day-to-day practice of a law firm such as DLA Piper. We learned more than we expected, and we are most grateful. As Jeremy Bentham said “the power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” I think within a day we have seen that if the law is sometimes unclear or equivocal, hard work, great team spirit, passion, determination and team work makes jurisprudence, makes the difference, makes a match point!”
Margaux Frisque, ELSA member participant at the ELSA Career Insights workshop in France.