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 $50,000 award.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
Our 2023 1L Diversity Scholarship application will open on December 1.
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 and August 31.
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
Demonstrated leadership ability
Strong oral and written communication skills
Commitment to succeed as a lawyer in a large, private practice environment
To apply, students should follow the link provided and submit the following: (1) a cover
letter indicating the office to which they are applying, (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 work in a
particular practice area and to the city where the Paul Hastings office you are
applying to work 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.