Students - Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship

Application Process

Law students interested in the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship must submit the following materials in order to be considered:

  • A completed application form (stating office preference), current resume and law school transcript.To access the application for the Akin Gump / Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship, please click here.
  • A personal statement (no more than 750 words) describing the applicant’s demonstrated academic and leadership achievements and commitment to diversity
  • A legal writing sample
  • Contact information for three academic or professional references
  • Applications for the program will be accepted, and considered on a rolling basis, between July 1, 2017 and September 29, 2017. Candidates may apply to, and be considered by, only one Akin Gump office.

Applications must be submitted through our online application system. Please click here to apply. You will need to upload the above listed required documents at the end of the application process.


Questions about the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship should be directed to: (Washington, D.C. office) (Houston office) (Los Angeles office) (New York office) (Dallas office)