Diversity Scholars Program
The Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program has been established to attract outstanding diverse students into the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences afforded by the program. Our Scholars Program includes a paid 1L Summer Clerkship with Haynes and Boone and a stipend during the school year. Haynes and Boone is committed to recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse lawyers and our Scholars Program is one of the many programs we have implemented to contribute toward enhancing the diversity of our profession. Haynes and Boone is aware of the local and national lack of representation of racial and ethnic minorities in large law firms and this program is designed to further increase the representation of such individuals at Haynes and Boone. To be considered for this program, you must be a 2019 JD candidate.
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Fast Track Program
The Haynes and Boone Fast Track Program is a one-week clerkship that is intended to familiarize a law student with the Texas legal market and life at a large law firm while giving participants an in-depth look at the people and practices at Haynes and Boone. This ground-breaking alternative to the traditional six-week summer program provides a unique opportunity to experience Haynes and Boone’s dynamic culture and meet other exceptionally qualified 1L students from top law schools.
Houston Bar Association Clerkship
Since 2003, we have also participated in a program sponsored by the Houston Bar Association to provide a summer clerkship in our Houston office to a first-year minority law student from one of the three area law schools in Houston (the University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, and Texas Southern University).
Our lawyers have served judicial clerkships in federal and state courts across the country. The firm encourages its summer associates to explore their interest in judicial clerkships, because we feel the experience is highly beneficial to your career. The research and writing skills, plus the exposure to the trial and appeal process are valuable skills in the professional development of any lawyer. In recognition of the enhanced value of the services that former judicial clerks are expected to provide the firm and its clients, the firm pays certain additional compensation to former judicial clerks and gives appropriate salary and partnership class credit. Additional credit for a two-year federal clerkship will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Judicial clerkship credits include clerkships with Federal District Courts, Federal Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts. Credit for judicial clerkships with other courts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.