HCMP Diversity Fellowship

HCMP is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our firm and within our legal community. As part of this commitment, we have offered a Diversity Fellowship Program for over 15 years. The Fellowship includes a salaried summer associate position ($3,000 per week) and a $15,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition and expenses. We encourage first-year J.D., LL.M., and part-time J.D. candidates who contribute to the diversity of their law school, and who will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession, to apply. To be eligible for HCMP’s Diversity Fellowship, an applicant must be a first-year or part-time law student, or LL.M. candidate in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school.

1.  Selection Criteria:

  • Diverse background, life experiences, and perspectives showing a capacity to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community
  • Distinction in academic performance, significant accomplishments and activities, and commitment to community service
  • Leadership ability

2.  Application Materials:

  • Résumé
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies accepted)
  • Law school transcript, if available (unofficial copies accepted)
  • A one- to two-page personal statement describing the student’s background and addressing the selection criteria noted above
  • A legal writing sample (must not have been significantly edited by others)
  • A list of three references

3.  The application process for our 2024 Fellowship has now closed. 


HCMP is pleased to offer the following benefits to its summer associates:

401(k) retirement plan

Commuter expense assistance for mass transit, parking and/or rideshare

Paid sick leave and holidays. We provide one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked. We also offer 11 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year.

Hybrid work

Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service obligations, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Applicants with disabilities may contact HCMP Human Resources by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact HCMP Human Resources at 206-470-7687 (direct), 206-623-7789 (fax), or