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 $25,000 award.

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 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.

2020 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award winners.

PH Diversity Scholar - McKenna Nolan

McKenna Nolan
Georgetown University ‘21

McKenna graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Davis with a major in Political Science and a minor in Communication. While in college, McKenna spent time as a Congressional Civic Intern for the Office of Congressman John Garamendi and an Investigative Intern for the Public Defender’s Office of Sacramento County. McKenna attends Georgetown University Law Center where she is a member of the Women’s Legal Alliance and Latin American Law Students Association.

PH Diversity Scholar - Allison Talker

Allison Talker
UC Berkeley ‘22

Allison graduated from Columbia University where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in Russian Language and Culture. While in college, Allison spent time as a Volunteer Tutor at Rikers Island, a Paralegal Intern for Children’s Rights, and a Ron Brown Intern in the San Francisco office of Paul Hastings. Allison attends the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law where she is a member of the Women of Color Collective and Native American Law Student Association Moot Court.

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award Recipients on this recognition of achievements and commitment.

The choice to work with outstanding attorneys in a firm that prioritizes diversity was an easy one.

- Sam Sadeghi, Associate, Employment Law Department (Summer Associate, Orange County)

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