Jay Fujitani 1L Diversity Summer Program

Munger, Tolles & Olson offers a 1L summer associate program for diverse law students.

The program is named in memory of the firm’s partner Jay M. Fujitani, who was a strong advocate for diversity in the legal profession.

Program Description

1L Fujitani Scholars are full participants in the MTO summer associate program. 1L Scholars are given meaningful work to provide them with a realistic sense of law practice at our firm. They work closely with attorneys in our various practice areas, and are encouraged to participate in firm life through our weekly attorney lunches, training programs, social events, and practice group meetings. Recognizing that first-year law students have one year less academic experience, 1L Scholars receive enhanced mentoring to ensure they have a productive summer, including a fully paid opportunity to attend the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Summit Program.

1L Scholars are required to spend a minimum of eight weeks and may stay a maximum of ten weeks in our office. 1L Scholars are paid the same weekly salary as our 2L and 3L summer program participants ($3,654 per week).

Split Summer Opportunity

1L Scholars also have the option to work for up to four weeks: (1) at a non-profit organization of their choice, or (2) in the legal department of one of a select roster of current MTO clients. Those choosing this option must work at MTO for the first eight weeks of the summer. 1L Scholars will continue to receive their weekly salary from the firm while working at their non-profit or in-house placement, for a maximum of twelve total weeks of pay.

Positions Available

In 2020, Munger Tolles is pleased to offer 1L Scholar positions in our San Francisco office.

Program Requisites

All applicants must be first-year law students in good standing pursuing a JD at an ABA accredited law school. Successful candidates will have a record of academic achievement, employment, and community service indicating great potential to excel in the legal profession and to contribute to the diversity of Munger Tolles and the legal community. In the past, candidates have included law students who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups; are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; are from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds; or who have disabilities.

Application Process

To apply, please complete our online application and provide a cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, personal statement, and contact information for two references. If you are unable to use the online application, please send your materials by email to

We encourage you to submit your materials as soon as possible after the application period begins on December 1, 2019. Although we will accept applications until February 14, 2020, we consider applications on a rolling basis and our limited number of positions may be full before that time.

Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP will cover the travel expenses of all candidates invited to interview at our San Francisco office.

Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


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