Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship

Paul Hastings is committed to building a diverse team of professionals and fostering an inclusive work environment. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to offer the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship to select rising second-year (Class of 2016) law students.

Recipients of the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship will receive a paid 2L summer associate position and a $7,500 scholarship to be applied to third-year law school tuition after successful completion of our summer program and receipt of an offer for full-time employment. 

Application Process


We welcome applications from all Class of 2016 law students who:

  • Are enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals as a result of background, experience, personal attributes or characteristics
  • Receive an offer to join the Paul Hastings summer program in one of our U.S. offices
  • Are likely to practice after graduation in one of our U.S. offices
  • Submit a completed application between July 1 and September 30, 2014
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015

Selection Criteria

Recipients will be selected based on the following factors:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals
  • Undergraduate and law school academic performance
  • Personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Community service
  • Commitment to succeed as a lawyer in a large, private practice environment
  • Personal statement

To Apply

Candidates must submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) undergraduate and law school transcripts, and (4) a personal statement of 500 words or less addressing the following topics: (a) your commitment to a particular practice area and the city where the Paul Hastings office is located, and (b) how you would contribute to building a diverse work environment if you were to join Paul Hastings following graduation from law school.

Please send your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and personal statement to