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2L Pauli Murray Diversity Fellowship

At Paul, Weiss, diversity, equity and inclusion defines our culture. In celebration of the varied perspectives and backgrounds that enrich our profession and help us solve problems more effectively, we proudly offer the Pauli Murray Diversity Fellowship.

Program Description:

Our 2L Diversity Fellowship honors former Paul, Weiss associate Pauli Murray (1956). The first Black woman associate employed by a major New York City law firm, Murray established a legacy we are proud to honor by continuing to invest in the development and promotion of diverse talent.

The 2L Pauli Murray Diversity Fellowship will be awarded each year to law students pursuing a 2L summer associate position in our New York; San Francisco; or Washington, D.C., offices. In addition to experiencing our summer program’s substantive assignments, robust training, multifaceted mentorship, client engagement and social events, fellowship recipients will be awarded $50,000, to be paid in installments as follows:

  • $25,000 upon acceptance of 2L summer associate offer with Paul, Weiss
  • $25,000 upon acceptance of full-time associate offer with Paul, Weiss


All applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Pauli Murray Diversity Fellows may not participate in a similar fellowship program with another law firm and will not be able to split their summer with another law firm.

Application Process:

The application process for the 2023 recruitment season has now closed. Application details for the 2024 recruitment season will be posted in the spring.


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