London, UK (March 21, 2011) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has established the Paul Hastings Scholarship at Oxford Law. The aim of the scholarship is to support an outstanding and financially-deserving postgraduate law student at the University of Oxford, one of the worlds most recognized institutions.
The Paul Hastings Scholarship will go into effect beginning in Fall 2011 and will support a law student with demonstrated financial need, with a particular focus on students from diverse backgrounds.
Our aim is to recruit the best talent. We recognize that can only be achieved by focusing on the most complete pool of talent, which in turn means being diverse, said tax partner Arun Birla, chair of the Paul Hastings London Diversity Network. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make Oxford Law a reality for students who may not have considered attending due to the financial burden.
We want to train the best lawyers in the world and that means reaching brilliant students from all backgrounds, said Professor Timothy Endicott, the Dean of Law at Oxford. The Paul Hastings Scholarship will be great for these students, and for our legal community.
The Oxford University scholarship is the latest initiative undertaken by the firm's London office, which has taken significant strides to make the legal profession accessible to all. Most recently, the firm participated in a mentoring and intern program with the Black Solicitors' Network, which pairs young minority law students with practicing lawyers and business executives. Additionally, lawyers from the firm participated in resume and CV training courses for students from The Brokerage CityLink, a not-for-profit organization, which partners with employers to create career opportunities for residents of London's inner-city boroughs.
In addition to the scholarship at Oxford Law, Paul Hastings has endowed diversity scholarships through the California Bar Foundation and the Mexican American Bar Foundation, and has developed strategic alliances with law schools in the U.S., China, and Europe.
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.