2L Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Program Description

At Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, 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 LLP’s 2L Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship recognizes the achievements of, and supports the pipeline 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 $25,000 (less applicable taxes and withholdings) and will be paid in two installments. The first $15,000 of the scholarship will be paid after the student begins summer employment, and the balance of $10,000 will be paid when the student starts as a fulltime associate at the firm and is contingent upon receiving a full-time offer and becoming a full-time associate at the firm.

Additional Program Requirements

All candidates must be secondyear law students in good standing pursuing a J.D. at an ABAaccredited 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, members of racial or ethnic minority groups, first-generation college or law school students, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, and students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs

Rose Ehler
Tess Reed Dippo Rose Ehler
David Fry Karen Lorang
David Fry Karen Lorang
Sara McDermott
Sara McDermott April D. Youpee-Roll

Application Process

When applications open, 2023 applicants should be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript;
  • List of law-related references; and
    • Personal statement (500 words or less) addressing what you believe demonstrates your qualification for the 2L Diversity & Inclusion 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.

Expectations of Scholarship Recipients

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

Positions Available

Our 2022 applications are now closed. If you would like to be notified when our 2023 applications open, please click here.


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