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1L Talent Profile

 
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a significant presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we are recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.  We understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing today’s leading companies – and what it takes to help them succeed. From practice achievements and press accolades to diversity recognition, our global awards and rankings reflect our dedication to both superior client service and the development of our 2,000 professionals. 

We also encourage you to follow our SummerAtPH Instagram account and check out the Law Students section of our website for details about our hiring process and Summer Associate Program.
 
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 

2025 2L Summer Associate (Nationwide)

 
Paul Hastings is currently accepting applications from rising second-year law students who will graduate between December 2024 - June 2025.
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a significant presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we are recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.  We understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing today’s leading companies and what it takes to help them succeed. From practice achievements and press accolades to diversity recognition, our global awards and rankings reflect our dedication to both superior client service and the development of our 2,000 professionals.  

Our Summer Associate Program serves as a cornerstone not just for the recruitment of outstanding associates, but for the future success of our firm. During the program, summer associates in each of our U.S. offices have the opportunity to work on several projects with different lawyers in a variety of practice areas. Summer associates also observe and, when possible, assist in trials, hearings, depositions, and negotiations, and participate in client meetings and closings. At Paul Hastings, we aim to provide you with a realistic view of practicing law and from day one, give you the tools to take ownership of your career.

We are committed to the professional development and career aspirations of our associates.  We encourage coaching conversations at the earliest stages of an associate's career and provide development programs to help you navigate your path, whether it leads you to partnership, in-house with a client, or a position in government or other organizations.  

As a summer associate, you can expect:

• Substantive and challenging work assignments, including Pro Bono matters
• Mentoring from partners and associates
• Collaborative work environment 
• Writing skills training
• Guidance and detailed feedback on work product
• Opportunities to network at various social events
• Interactive training workshops including M&A and deposition skills

At our firm, we believe that building diverse teams rich in talent, experiences, and creativity is smart business. We seek students who exemplify the hallmarks of successful Paul Hastings associates: innovative, strong communication skills, achievement drive, interpersonal savvy, client service excellence and ability to be collaborative team members. 

Students should be committed to working for a dynamic and entrepreneurial law firm on complex legal matters across practices and offices to help our clients overcome challenges and find innovative solutions to move their business forward. Law students with outstanding academic credentials, superior writing skills, Law Review, Journal, or Moot Court membership are preferred.
 
The salary wage that we expect to pay for this position is $4,327 per week.
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 


Diversity Scholarship Applicant via 1L Rollover

 
Paul Hastings is seeking rising second-year law students graduating between December 2025 - June 2026 to join our 2025 Summer Associate Program.
 
At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear -- to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a significant presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we are recognized as one of the world's most innovative global law firms.  We understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing today's leading companies and what it takes to help them succeed. From practice achievements and press accolades to diversity recognition, our global awards and rankings reflect our dedication to both superior client service and the development of our 2,000 professionals.  

Our Summer Associate Program serves as a cornerstone not just for the recruitment of outstanding associates, but for the future success of our firm. During the program, summer associates in each of our U.S. offices have the opportunity to work on several projects with different lawyers in a variety of practice areas. Summer Associates also observe and, when possible, assist in trials, hearings, depositions, and negotiations, and participate in client meetings and closings. At Paul Hastings, we aim to provide you with a realistic view of practicing law and from day one, give you the tools to take ownership of your career.

As a summer associate, you can expect:
  • Substantive and challenging work assignments, including Pro Bono matters
  • Mentoring from partners and associates
  • Collaborative work environment 
  • Writing skills training
  • Guidance and detailed feedback on work product
  • Opportunities to network at various social events
  • Interactive training workshops including M&A and deposition skills
At our firm, we believe that building diverse teams rich in talent, experiences, and creativity is smart business. We seek students who exemplify the hallmarks of successful Paul Hastings associates: innovative, strong communication skills, achievement drive, interpersonal savvy, client service excellence and ability to be collaborative team members. 

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 2L students. 

Recipients of the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award will receive a paid 2L summer associate position and a $50,000 scholarship award.

At this time, we welcome applications from all second-year 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
  • Will not be the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between January 1, and August 31
To apply, students should follow the link provided and must 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.

The salary wage range that we expect to pay for this position is $4,134 per week.
 
For more information about the Diversity Scholarship Award eligibility and selection criteria click here.
 
 
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter at @PH_RECRUITING for recruiting updates or check out the Law Students section of our website for details about our hiring process, our on-campus event calendar, and our Summer Program.

 
Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 

Paul Hastings' policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The firm does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, protected veteran status, military service, disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any basis prohibited under federal, state or local law.

Paul Hastings provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment: careeropportunities@paulhastings.com. Alternatively, you can call us at +1 213 683 6000. NOTE: This email address is not for general employment inquiries. We will not respond to inquiries to this email address that are not related to requests for accommodated accessibility of our online application system by individuals with disabilities.

Paul Hastings will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws.

Note to search firms: All agencies must sign a Paul Hastings search firm agreement. Our search firm agreements are office specific. Candidates submitted by a search firm without an executed search firm agreement with the appropriate office will not be considered an applicant. All applicants must be submitted to a job posting through our online process. Resumes sent directly to Paul Hastings attorneys or the Talent Acquisition & Development Department will not be accepted or considered an applicant. If you would like to sign a Paul Hastings search firm agreement, please send a request to careeropportunities@paulhastings.com.

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