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PAUL HASTINGS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

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 Award to select first or second-year law students. 

Recipients of the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award will receive a paid 1L and/or 2L summer associate position and a $10,000 scholarship to be distributed as follows: $5,000 will be awarded upon joining our summer program; $5,000 will be awarded upon joining the firm as a full-time associate following graduation from law school.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligibility 

We welcome applications from all 1L and 2L 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
  • Apply and 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
  • 1L applicants must submit a completed application by February 1, of their 1L year
  • 2L applicants must submit a completed application by September 1, of their 2L year
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018

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

2018 Diversity Scholarship Award Winner

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award winner: Taylor Davis. 

TAYLOR DAVIS 140X164Taylor Davis is in her second year at Cornell University Law School. Taylor graduated from the University of Central Florida where she majored in Legal Studies and minored in Sociology. Originally from Jamaica, Taylor grew up in South Florida. After graduating college prior to beginning law school, Taylor spent four months volunteering in Guayaquil, Ecuador. During her 1L year at Cornell, Taylor served as her class representative for the Black Law Students Association.




Please join us in congratulating Taylor on this recognition of achievements and commitment to promoting diversity. Click here to see what our former Diversity Scholarship Award winners have to say about their experience as Summer Associates.