1L Diversity Fellowship Program



Hausfeld's 1L Diversity Fellowship program provides a unique summer employment opportunity for exceptional first-year law students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).   Fellows are awarded a spot in the firm’s summer associate program in Washington D.C., and a $10,000 scholarship towards their 2L academic year. Fellows are paired with two firm mentors (a partner and an associate) who, in addition to the summer associate committee, provide support and structured feedback on work assignments and guidance on law firm culture and social events throughout the summer.

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm specializing in complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of antitrust, environmental threats, consumer protection, data breach, commercial & financial disputes, and human rights, often with an international dimension. Our diverse team of attorneys has been appointed by federal courts to lead the nation’s most complex class actions. This position offers the opportunity for extremely substantive, interesting, and challenging work with recognized leaders in the bar. Applicants should be enthusiastic about this mission-driven work and the opportunity to dive into complex problem-solving challenges.

Applications will be considered on the following factors:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting DEI in their communities and/or in the legal profession
  • Academic and leadership achievements
  • Life experiences that have shaped values (including a commitment to DEI) and professional goals including any obstacles or challenges (financial or otherwise) encountered in advancing career objectives
  • A desire to practice at a plaintiff-side global law firm

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must include a 1-2 page personal statement, resume, transcript, and short writing sample.

Applications will be accepted from November 13, 2023 – January 15, 2024.*

To apply, please click HERE.

To download flyer, please click HERE

*The Firm requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants requesting exemption from this requirement because of a medical condition or religious belief should contact the Human Resources Department at klytle@hausfeld.com