1L Diversity Fellowship Program

The Porter Hedges 1L Diversity Fellowship program will provide a unique opportunity for a candidate who has finished their first year of law school and has a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on their campuses, as well as during their tenure with the firm. Porter Hedges is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and development of outstanding lawyers and other professionals who reflect the marketplace, communities, and clients that we serve. We are committed to achieving greater diversity, not just for our firm, but also for our profession.

The highly-qualified candidate selected to receive this fellowship will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in stipends throughout the duration of their participation in the program, in addition to a salaried Summer Associate position. The stipends are paid to the fellowship recipient in four installments:

*if any obligation to return to the firm is not fulfilled, all paid monies associated with the commitment to return, must be returned to the firm

Eligibility Criteria

The 1L Diversity Fellowship is open to all first-year law students who:

Selection Criteria

For 1L students in the 2021 – 2022 academic school year, applications must be received between November 1, 2021 and January 3, 2022. Candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Upon receiving applications, the firm will review and contact applicants on a rolling basis to arrange individual interviews. Please note that all applicants who apply to the 1L Diversity Fellowship will be considered for a Summer Associate position, however only one candidate per academic school year will be selected to receive the 1L Diversity Fellowship.

Application Requirements

You will need to submit the following documents:

For questions, please contact Deirdra Clement.