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The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship

At Mintz, we strive to create an environment where people from all backgrounds are positioned for success. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity at the firm and in the legal profession, we have awarded the Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship to an exemplary diverse law student each year since 2010.

The scholarship is given to a community-minded 2L from a diverse background with a record of academic excellence and a commitment to diversity. Its namesake Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011), the firm’s longest serving partner and the son of a founding partner, was known for his passion for people and life and his commitment to creating a progressive workplace.

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Scholarship Benefits

Scholarship recipients receive the following benefits:

  • $20,000 toward tuition for your third year of law school
  • A paid summer position between your second and third year of law school

Application Details

Applications will be accepted Spring 2020.


What you need to Apply:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing a prior work, academic, or volunteer experience where your life viewpoint or perspective on a task or problem enhanced the process and result related to that issue
  • A current resume
  • Your undergraduate transcript
  • Your law school grades

Meet Us at a Recruiting Event:

We participate in interview workshops and job fairs for students of color in Boston. We also recruit at the National LGBT Law Association’s Lavender Law Job Fair and participate in the Boston Lawyers Group 1L Summer Diversity Clerkship Program.

Past Recipients

My father and his partners took their responsibility very seriously — to build a firm that was inclusive and progressive in terms of its approach to diversity.

Richard Mintz (1921 – 2011)Mintz Member for 57 years