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1L Diversity Summer Program

Paul, Weiss has been committed to inclusion since its founding—a dedication that has shaped the intellectual and cultural character of the firm over many decades. Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity and inclusion, but none can match Paul, Weiss’s history of putting it into practice.

Program Description:

Our 1L Diversity Summer Program offers a select group of diverse first-year law students the opportunity to work at Paul, Weiss during their 1L summer. Participants in the 1L Diversity Summer Program will be included in all aspects of the firm’s summer program, including training, mentoring, work assignments and social activities. The weekly salary for 1L summer associates will be the same as that of 2L summer associates. Upon successful completion of the 1L Diversity Summer Program, participants will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as a 2L summer associate.

Paul, Weiss is a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which is an organization committed to building a more open and diverse legal profession. Participants in our 1L Diversity Summer Program will have the opportunity to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars Virtual Summit. For more information about LCLD, see

Application Process:

The application period for 2023 has now closed.


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