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.


To be notified when our 2025 2L Diversity Scholarship Award application opens, follow this link.

We understand that the true power of diversity is only realized in an environment where everyone feels able to share their differences and achieve their potential. At Paul Hastings, our inclusive work environment enables our people to be themselves and bring their diverse perspectives to the table. We recognize diversity as an opportunity to leverage the power of differences. Cultivating a talented workforce reflective of the diverse global communities we serve enables us to understand the needs of our clients better and deliver exceptional value.

You can learn more about our Global Diversity & Inclusion efforts here.

In the interim, if you would like to connect with a Talent Acquisition team member to learn more about Paul Hastings, please email and indicate your preferred office.


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

  • 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

  • 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, 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.

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