Allen Matkins 1L Diversity Scholar Progrm

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Allen Matkins is a premier California-based law firm recognized for its practices in real estate, litigation, labor, tax, and business law, with more than 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego. We recognize that diversity enhances the services we provide, the environment in which we work, and our ability to attract, retain, and promote talented lawyers and staff. Our services are well-balanced by building a team from a broad range of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and personal backgrounds. We strive to demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are proud to sponsor the Allen Matkins 1L Diversity Scholar program.


In 2021, Allen Matkins is pleased to offer 1L Diversity Scholar positions in our Los Angeles office. 1L law students who are selected to be an Allen Matkins 1L Diversity Scholar are full participants in the firm' summer associate program. 1L Diversity Scholars are exposed to a realistic experience of practicing law by providing them with meaningful work and responsibilities. They will work side-by-side with experienced attorneys in our various practice areas, while also gaining valuable insight into the firm operations, our client service, and our one-firm culture. 1L Diversity Scholar recipients receive enhanced mentoring to ensure they have a successful summer. They are required to spend 10 weeks in our office and are paid the same weekly salary as our 2L summer program participants.


To be considered, the candidate must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing a JD at an ABA-accredited law school. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, employment, and community service indicating contribution to the diversity goals of Allen Matkins. Our hope is that the candidate has a sincere interest and commitment to private practice and is interested in working in our Los Angeles (Downtown) office.


To submit an application, please complete our online application and provide a brief personal statement addressing your individual interest in Allen Matkins and the ways in which you have promoted and will continue to promote diversity in the legal community, as well as a resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references. If needed, you may supplement your application with your law school transcript when grades become available. If you are unable to use the online application, please send your materials by email to Natalie Martinez, Sr. Recruiting & Professional Development Manager at

Our application process opens on December 1, 2021, and we highly encourage you to submit your materials as son as possible. Although we will accept applications until February 1, 2022, applications are considered on a rolling basis and our limited number of positions may be full before that time.

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December 1, 2021 - February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022

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