The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship
The firm's diversity scholarship is awarded annually to law students from a diverse background who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community and diversity.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the summer program, and when does it begin?
Our summer program is usually nine weeks long and begins in late May.
How does the assignment process work for the summer program?
Summer Associates’ work assignments are curated by attorneys in their practice area of interest (Corporate, Litigation, or Intellectual Property). Though assignments will come from a core section, there is variety in subject matter, industry, and clients. Summer Associates are encouraged to explore. The Corporate section provides the opportunity to work in venture capital & emerging companies, securities & capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and licensing & technology. The Litigation section’s work spans antitrust, appellate, class action, construction litigation, financial institution litigation, insurance & reinsurance, product liability/complex tort, real estate litigation, securities litigation, white collar defense & government investigations, and complex commercial litigation. The Intellectual Property practice has complex matters that involve analyzing patent applications on cutting-edge innovation, researching technical and legal issues in litigation, and working with the corporate and litigation teams on strategic projects in software & ecommerce, life sciences, medical technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and for academic institutions. Summer associates are encouraged to participate in our extensive pro bono opportunities which include immigration, sexual violence, veterans affairs, housing, transgender discrimination, and access to justice.
How does the evaluation process work?
After an assignment is completed, the assigning attorneys evaluate the Summer Associate’s work. We strongly encourage attorneys to provide feedback directly to Summer Associates after each assignment and we encourage Summer Associates to proactively ask questions and seek feedback. Summer Associates receive formal reviews at the mid-point and at the end of the program.
What types of training sessions will I attend as a Summer Associate?
Our professional development team (MLPD) organizes many training opportunities through the summer. A sampling of the programs we host include a mock trial, numerous substantive training sessions, programs on the business of a law firm and legal ethics, and a business lunch etiquette training. We also have a legal writing program that runs throughout the summer. Summer Associates are invited to attend all Associate training sessions and monthly practice group meetings, as well. MLPD hosts over 200 training programs annually, so there are many topics available to meet your interests.
After on-campus interviews, when should I expect to hear from the firm about additional interviews?
We aim to contact all candidates within one to three days of an on-campus interview.
If I’m invited back for a call-back interview, what can I expect?
You will have a series of 20-30-minute, one-on-one interviews with both Members and Associates who are heavily involved in working with and mentoring junior attorneys in the Section with which you have selected to interview. We tailor each interview schedule to the student’s interests and background.
Can I be reimbursed for my interview travel expenses?
We pay for reasonable travel expenses for our out-of-town candidates who are invited for call-back interviews. Once the call-back process is complete, please submit copies of all of your receipts and the NALP travel reimbursement form to Mintz’s legal recruiting department.
Does Mintz allow students to split their summers?
We encourage all of our students to spend their entire summer at Mintz to get the most out of our practice immersion experience.