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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination of employment.
The firm seeks a strong academic record and life experience and commitment to excellence in the practice of law apart from general hiring criteria, that include strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and writing skills; demonstrated leadership skills; team-oriented mindset and strong work ethic; an ability to multitask; a proven interest in the legal field as demonstrated through undergraduate coursework, extracurricular activities, or jobs and internships; and a Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA upon graduation.
Paul, Weiss does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by the HR staff. All candidates must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship.
Throughout its history Paul Weiss has maintained a resolute commitment to provide pro bono legal assistance to those in need and to serve the public interest. Paul, Weiss has helped establish law and public policy concerning, among other areas, civil rights, women's rights, rights of asylum, prisoners' rights and treatment of the homeless, and has authored groundbreaking reports on the legal rights of children and human rights in Iraq.
The firm also organized the foundation that facilitated and supervised the first-ever free election in South Africa. In addition to significant high-profile cases with broad impact, Paul, Weiss also has been steadfast in its commitment to provide personal pro bono assistance to individuals in need of legal representation.
The firm is committed to providing personal pro bono assistance to individuals in need of legal representation across a broad range of constitutional, civil and human interest areas.
Some of the recent pro bono cases include, achieving a resounding victory for Disability Advocates. The suit had sought to end discrimination against persons with mental illness who reside in adult homes in New York City. In 2008, Paul, Weiss, with the Urban Justice Center and the Economic Justice Project of the CUNY School of Law, brought an action in New York Supreme Court, challenging the sufficiency of New York State's basic welfare grant. Over the past year, Paul, Weiss has obtained asylum for multiple clients seeking refuge from persecution.
The firm encourages its attorneys to participate on at least one pro bono matter at all times, although there is no minimum requirement. Associates receive full billable credit for pro bono work and there is also no limit on the number of pro bono hours allowed.