2L Diversity Scholarships

Program Description

At Munger, Tolles & Olson, a diverse workforce improves our ability to serve the needs of our clients and creates a more dynamic workplace for our attorneys. As a result, diversity and inclusion have always been—and continue to be—a cornerstone of our firm. We also work hard to foster an inclusive environment where all of our lawyers can thrive and contribute fully and authentically to all aspects of firm life.

Munger, Tolles & Olson Diversity & Inclusion 2L Scholarships aim to continue these efforts by recognizing the achievements and supporting the pipeline for opportunities for outstanding law students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarship will be awarded to select participants in our 2L summer program in the amount of up to $20,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) and will be paid in two installments. The first $10,000 of the scholarship will be paid upon completion of the student’s 2L summer at Munger, Tolles & Olson, and the balance of $10,000 will be paid when the student starts as a full-time associate at the firm.

Program Requirements

All applicants must be second-year law students in good standing pursuing a J.D. 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 contribute to the diversity of Munger, Tolles & Olson and the legal community. Candidates may include, but are not limited to, law students who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups; gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; physically challenged; first-generation college or law school students; veterans; or from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Application Process

To apply, please complete our online application for the Diversity & Inclusion 2L Scholarship. In addition, applications should include the following documents:

• Transcript;

• Resume;

• List of Law Related References; and

• Personal statement (500 words or less) addressing what you believe demonstrates your qualification for the Munger, Tolles & Olson Diversity & Inclusion 2L Scholarship, including, potentially, a description of your exceptional contributions, through community service or otherwise, to the cause of diversity; and/or how you have overcome adversity and have demonstrated the tenacity and talent to excel in the legal profession; and/or a description of your academic and personal strengths indicating potential to excel in the legal profession while contributing to the diversity of the legal community.

If you are unable to use the online application, please send your materials by email to Courtney Moore, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, at Courtney.Moore@mto.com.

We encourage you to submit your application by Aug. 23, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Expectations of Scholarship Recipients

Our hope is that recipients of the scholarship will rejoin the firm full-time after graduation or upon completion of a judicial clerkship. Awards are intended to defray the costs of the recipients’ law school education.

Positions Available

In 2020, Munger, Tolles & Olson is pleased to offer Diversity & Inclusion 2L Scholarships in our Los Angeles 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.