Diversity Resource Center (2017-18)



The application cycle for the 2016-17 Diversity Scholar Program is closed.  Applications from Class of 2020 will be accepted starting on November 1, 2017.  More information – here.


Class of 2020




1L Diversity Fellowship 


Applications for the 2018 Diversity Fellowship from Class of 2020 will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017.

Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate.

To be eligible, at the time of application (December 1, 2017), applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an ABA-accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2020 at the time of application
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within their local communities and/or more broadly
  • Can participate in and complete Cooley’s 2018 Summer Associate Program
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018

More information – here.  For questions, you may contact Amie Santos, Cooley’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion at asantos@cooley.com.



1L Diversity Scholars Program


The Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program offers a six, seven or eight week clerkship with meaningful work and mentorship experiences. Scholars also receive a $7,500 scholarship during the school year. For 2018, we are recruiting scholars for our Dallas, Houston, Orange County, Palo Alto, and Washington, D.C. offices. Applications from the Class of 2020 will be considered beginning December 1, 2017.  

For more information, contact Ms. McKenna Aaron at McKenna.Aaron@haynesboone.com.



Fast Track Program


The Dallas Fast Track Program is a one week clerkship that is an ideal complement to other summer plans and provides the opportunity to familiarize candidates with the Dallas legal market and life at a large law firm. The 2018 program will be held in July.

For more information, contact Ms. McKenna Aaron at McKenna.Aaron@haynesboone.com.

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