Opportunities/Upcoming Deadlines

Many firms and other organizations offer academic-year, summer, and post-graduate scholarship or fellowship opportunities for students who self-identify as diverse as part of their diversity initiatives.

What does it mean to be “diverse?”

The definition of what constitutes a “diverse” applicant varies widely among the different opportunities. Generally, diversity is defined broadly to encompass individuals with varied backgrounds. Some opportunities may be limited to students of a particular racial, ethnic, religious, or socio-economic background; women; students with a disability; or who identify as LGBTQ.  Others, however, are available to students who are advancing the cause of diversity within their community, without regard to the individual’s own diversity status, or to students who have faced adversity and, thereby, have a diverse perspective on life and the practice of law. If an opportunity does not specify how diversity is defined, think of it in a broad and inclusive way.

Application Process

Each opportunity has specific eligibility criteria and application instructions, and application deadlines will occur throughout the year. Please note that this list will be periodically updated with additional opportunities.

You may direct questions about these opportunities to the sponsoring organization or you may contact diversity@law.gwu.edu. Please also feel free to schedule an appointment or reach out via email with any questions or concerns as you work on your application materials.

To report a broken link on this page or to recommend that an opportunity be added to this resource, please email diversity@law.gwu.edu.

2018-2019 Upcoming Deadlines for Diversity Opportunities

Please note, this table may be sorted by any of the columns by clicking the column header. There are over 100 opportunities available to students over the course of a year. As we receive information for the 2018-19 academic year, this table will be updated regularly.
Class YearProgramDeadline MonthDeadline YearDeadlineApplications Considered on a Rolling Basis?Other NotesURL
1L (Class of 2021) Fish & Richardson P.C. - 1L Diversity Fellowship ProgramJanuary 20191/4/2019 This program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson's domestic offices; mentoring by members of the firm; participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program; and up to a $30,000 award.
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1L (Class of 2021)2019 Blank Rome Diversity ScholarJanuary2019 1/18/2019The selected Blank Rome Scholar will be employed as a fully salaried Washington, DC Summer Associate in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program and will receive, in addition to a regular Summer Associate salary, a $15,000 scholarship paid in two installments.

The Scholar will also benefit from the active and committed training and mentorship from Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the program.
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1L (Class of 2021)McGuireWoods LLP - 2019 1L LCLD ScholarJanuary 20191/18/20198-week summer program, and students will spend 5 or 6 weeks at McGuireWoods and the remainder of their time with the client. The 2019 1L LCLD Scholars will participate in the firm’s summer program while they’re at the firm and have access to the project database that’s available to all of our 2L summer associates. The salary will be comparable to the 2L summer associate rate.

Our 1L LCLD Program will be in the following cities, with the following client partners:



Baltimore/Exelon

Charlotte/Ally

Raleigh/TBD

Richmond/Dominion Energy

San Francisco/ Wells Fargo
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1L (Class of 2021)Cooley 2019 Summer Diversity Fellowship January 20191/4/2019Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to diversityfellowship@cooley.com. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange for personal interviews.As part of Cooley's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first-year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate. Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.Application
1L (Class of 2021)Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) 2019 Summer Legal FellowshipDecember 201812/28/2018FASPE Law is a cost-free fellowship program in contemporary professional ethics and ethical leadership. The program addresses current ethical issues facing lawyers by first examining the role of German lawyers and judges in enabling Nazi policies, including their role in the Holocaust.
The program takes place in Germany and Poland, and sessions are held at sites of Nazi actions so that Fellows benefit from an immersive, contextual experience.
The 2019 program will run from May 25, 2019 to June 7, 2019.
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2L (Class of 2020)Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) 2019 Summer Legal FellowshipDecember 201812/28/2018FASPE Law is a cost-free fellowship program in contemporary professional ethics and ethical leadership. The program addresses current ethical issues facing lawyers by first examining the role of German lawyers and judges in enabling Nazi policies, including their role in the Holocaust.
The program takes place in Germany and Poland, and sessions are held at sites of Nazi actions so that Fellows benefit from an immersive, contextual experience.
The 2019 program will run from May 25, 2019 to June 7, 2019.
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3L (Class of 2019)Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) 2019 Summer Legal FellowshipDecember 201812/28/2018FASPE Law is a cost-free fellowship program in contemporary professional ethics and ethical leadership. The program addresses current ethical issues facing lawyers by first examining the role of German lawyers and judges in enabling Nazi policies, including their role in the Holocaust.
The program takes place in Germany and Poland, and sessions are held at sites of Nazi actions so that Fellows benefit from an immersive, contextual experience.
The 2019 program will run from May 25, 2019 to June 7, 2019.
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1L (Class of 2021)Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter - 2019 Diversity Scholarship and Paid Summer Internship January 20191/18/2019The Columbus, Ohio-based law firm of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter is offering a first-year law student, who feels that some aspect of their background or life experience will contribute to the diversity of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, a $10,000.00 scholarship. This also includes a paid summer clerkship position with our 2019 first-year class.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Brown Rudnick's 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship The Brown Rudnick 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellowship is a groundbreaking program aimed at first year law students, who are also the first in their family to graduate from college. The Fellowship, unlike any other law firm-sponsored honors program, provides the opportunity for a substantive work and professional development experience and a significant scholarship.

Social Mobility Diversity Fellows will spend their post-1L summer in Brown Rudnick’s Boston or New York offices working on a wide variety of matters as an integral member of client teams. Fellows will also be eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $22,500, in addition to their summer associate compensation. Fellows will be invited to firm events, lectures, and trainings throughout their law school career and will receive individualized coaching from professional development experts.
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1L (Class of 2021)McDermott Will & Emery 1L Diversity Fellowship Programs• First-year law students who are selected for the Diversity Fellowship will be a part of the
summer program in our Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC office as a first-year summer associate
• First-year law students who are selected for the 1L LCLD Scholars Program will be a
part of the summer program in our New York office as a first-year summer associate
• First-year law students will have the opportunity to fully integrate into multiple practice
groups throughout their summer with the firm through training programs, mentoring
opportunities and work assignments across practice groups
• First-year summer associates will be paired with a mentor to provide guidance during the
summer and throughout the school year
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1L (Class of 2021)Association of Corporate Counsel - Corporate Scholar Summer 2019January 20191/18/2019Ten week internships with
the legal department of a business, non-profit or other organization this summer starting on or about June 3, 2019; Students will be paid at least $10,000 (less applicable income taxes and other deductions) over the course of the 10 weeks by their host organizations, with funding from the Corporate Scholars Program
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2L (Class of 2020)ACC National Capital Region Corporate ScholarsJanuary 20191/18/2019Ten week internships with
the legal department of a business, non-profit or other organization this summer starting on or about June 3, 2019; Students will be paid at least $10,000 (less applicable income taxes and other deductions) over the course of the 10 weeks by their host organizations, with funding from the Corporate Scholars Program
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1L (Class of 2021) Bristol-Myers Squibb Summer Legal Intern ProgramJanuary 2019 1/7/2019Ten-week paid summer internship for law students interested in gaining experience in a corporate law department.

The positions are primarily based in company's Central New Jersey offices.
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2L (Class of 2020)Bristol-Myers Squibb - 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal InternshipJanuary 2019 1/7/2019 Ten-week paid summer internship for law students interested in gaining experience in a corporate law department.

The positions are primarily based in company's Central New Jersey offices.
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1L (Class of 2021)2019 Vedder Price Diversity ScholarshipJanuary 2019 1/31/2019The Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship includes a $7,500 monetary award for law school related expenses, as well as a 1L summer associate position in our 2019 Summer Program. The Chicago Scholarship recipient will join the 2019 Chicago Summer Associate Program and work in the Corporate, Litigation and Labor & Employment practice areas. The New York Scholarship recipient will join the 2019 New York Summer Associate Program and work in the Corporate practice area, with a focus in Global Transportation Finance.More Information
1L (Class of 2021) 2019 Ward Greenberg Diversity Scholar Program January 2019 1/18/2019The Ward Greenberg Diversity Scholar Program is an innovative initiative that seeks talented law students in their first year who intend to pursue a litigation track. Selected scholars will (1) receive a 10-week appointment as a summer associate in either our Rochester or Philadelphia offices, (2) be seconded to one of our corporate clients to begin to form important professional ties with in-house counsel, (3) a $7,500 bonus, and (4) primary consideration for a 2020 summer associate position at Ward Greenberg, and with it, an additional $10,000 bonus.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)JTB's 2019 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Law StudentsJanuary 2019 1/11/2019The JRC-JTB Project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge's chambers. More Information
2L (Class of 2020)JTB's 2019 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Law StudentsJanuary 2019 1/11/2019The JRC-JTB Project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge's chambers. More Information
1L (Class of 2021) Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - 1L Diversity FellowshipJanuary 20191/15/2019Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Paid summer associate position in firm's New York office More Information
1L (Class of 2021)PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program January 2019 1/20/2019 The Diversity Scholar Program is a coaching, mentorship, and recruiting program designed to help law students understand their career goals and secure employment while simultaneously preparing them with the skills required to flourish in their careers. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity ScholarshipJanuary 2019 1/7/2019This is a $7500 scholarship to be applied to the student's second year tuition and (2) a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student's first and second year of law school. More Information
1L (Class of 2021) Paul Hastings LLP - 2019 Diversity Scholarship Award & 1L Summer AssociateFebruary 2019 2/1/2019 Recipients of the Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and a $10,000 scholarship to be distributed as follows: $5,000 will be awarded upon joining our summer program; $5,000 will be awarded upon joining the firm as a full-time associate following graduation from law school.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Twin Cities Diversity in Practice - 2019 1L Summer Rotation ClerkshipJanuary 20191/21/2019Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For over a decade, the TCDIP 1L Rotation Clerkship has helped to launch the careers of law students of color in the Twin Cities. We strengthen the legal talent pipeline with strategic partnerships between TCDIP Members from law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the summer, clerks gain valuable insights by working alongside in-house and law firm attorneys to develop relationships and sharpen their legal skills. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Ice Miller 1L LCLD ScholarMarch 2019 3/15/2019Ice Miller is pleased to participate in the LCLD Scholars Program. One (1) LCLD Scholar opportunity will be awarded to a 1L law student (anticipated graduation in 2021) for the summer of 2019 and will be based in our Indianapolis office. The program provides broad exposure to a variety of practice areas. You will come away with a good understanding of a “day in the life” of an Ice Miller attorney, and you’ll also gain a sense of how our clients are impacted by the work we do. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)1L LCLD Scholar Program (available in numerous locations)Winston sponsors several law studetns each year through the 1L Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars program. Online Application
1L (Class of 2021)O'Melveny & Myers LLP - William T. Coleman, Jr. Diversity FellowshipJanuary 20191/31/2019The Fellowship will be awarded to first-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and desire to contribute to the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals. If chosen, Fellows will be accepted to O’Melveny’s paid summer associate program and receive up to $10,000 to use for law school tuition and expenses. We will be accepting Coleman applications in our DC, Los Angeles and Century City offices.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Cozen O'Connor - 1L Diversity & Inclusion FellowshipJanuary 2019 1/25/2019 Summer associate position; Fellows will spend two weeks during the summer associate program working on a pro bono project.

Fellows will participate in a diversity & inclusion mentorship program.

Fellows will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, paid in two phases:
$5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 1L summer associate position, to be used toward the Fellow’s 2L year; and If the Fellow receives and accepts an offer to join Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate program following his/her 2L year, $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 2L summer associate position and acceptance of an offer to return to Cozen O’Connor as an entry level associate, to be used toward the Fellow’s 3L year.
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1L (Class of 2021)Baker Botts & AT&T 1L IP Diversity FellowshipThe Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship will be awarded to talented first-year law students interested in pursuing a long-term career in Intellectual Property law. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a large, global law firm and in the legal department of one of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The IP Diversity Fellows will participate in the firm's Summer Program in either our Dallas or New York offices, spending time both at the firm and with AT&T. During this time, the IP Diversity Fellows will receive hands-on experience working directly on AT&T matters both in-house and with outside counsel providing a unique 360 degree view of legal services for AT&T.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Baker Botts 1L Diversity Fellowship ProgramThe Baker Botts 1L Diversity Fellowship provides first-year law students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience at a large, global law firm through paid participation in our 2019 summer program, as well as, $12,500 in scholarship funds to assist with defraying the cost of a legal education. The scholarship funds are paid in two equal amounts – upon acceptance of an offer to join the firm as a first-year summer associate and upon arrival as a second-year summer associate.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)2019 1L Summer Associate Diversity Fellowship ProgramJanuary 2019 1/15/2019The fellowship consists of a paid 10-week summer associate position in our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office for the summer following the successful completion of the first year of law school. In addition, the recipients will receive a $10,000 academic stipend to help defray tuition and expenses for their second year of law school.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Grand Rapids Bar Association and Floyd Skinner Bar Association - 2018 Minority Clerkship ProgramJanuary 2019 1/18/2019The Minority Clerkship Program represents a collaborative effort between the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Floyd Skinner Bar Association, to increase the number of minority attorneys within the legal community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. By facilitating the placement of first-year minority law students in various law firms, corporations, and public interest clerkships; we hope to augment the representation of diverse constituencies, to further enrich the cultural landscape of West Michigan’s legal community.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)2019 Stinson Leonard Street Minority FellowshipJanuary 20191/15/2019 Paid summer associate position; $15,000 in law school tuition assistance following successful completion of the 1L summer associate program and Fellow’s acceptance of a 2L 2020 summer associate position;
Additional $15,000 in law school tuition assistance after successful completion of the 2L summer associate program and Fellow's acceptance of a full time associate position; Assigned firm mentor
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1L (Class of 2021)Stinson Leonard Street LLP (Kansas City) - 1L LCLD ScholarJanuary 20191/15/2019As members of the LCLD, PNC and Stinson are pleased to offer a LCLD Scholar position for a current 1L law student. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the LCLD Scholar will be an employee of Stinson and split the 10 week summer program between the firm and PNC’s legal department in Overland Park, Kansas. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Stinson Leonard Street LLP - 2019 1L LCLD Scholar (Minneapolis)January 20191/15/2019 As members of the LCLD, Honeywell and Stinson are pleased to offer a LCLD Scholar position for a current 1L law student. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the LCLD Scholar will be an employee of Stinson and split the summer program between the firm and Honeywell’s legal department in the Minneapolis area. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)McAndrews, Held & Mallow, Ltd. - Diversity in Patent Law FellowshipJanuary 2019 1/15/2019 Each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who, in the firm’s view, is committed to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and intends to pursue a career in patent law in Chicago.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Boies Schiller Flexner LLP - 1L Diversity Summer FellowshipFebruary 2019 2/1/2019Applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than Friday, February 1, 2019.The Fellow will spend six to eight weeks in Boies Schiller’s Los Angeles office observing and learning about the practice of law at one of the country’s premiere litigation firms praised for its effectiveness and efficiency and for excellence in its civil and white-collar criminal defense practices. The Fellow will have opportunities to write memoranda, draft pleadings, and observe court proceedings, depositions, and client meetings. Boies Schiller will also assist the Fellow in developing a portfolio for a judicial clerkship—learning more about various chambers across the country; developing a writing sample; and preparing for interviews with judges.

The Fellow is encouraged to spend a minimum of six weeks with Boies Schiller and may stay a maximum of eight weeks. The schedule is flexible to permit the Fellow to pursue another summer opportunity with another employer in addition to this Fellowship. Fellows will be paid a weekly salary of $3,000.
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1L (Class of 2021)AbbVie Inc. - Patent Law InternJanuary 2019 1/15/2019 Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2019.AbbVie is proud to offer highly-qualified first-year law students with an interest in patent law and diversity an exciting opportunity to join our legal department in an immersive summer internship program in our North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois headquarters for 10 weeks this summer.

Selected legal academy scholars will be paid $1,300 per week for the 10 week program ($13,000),
in addition to AbbVie sponsored housing and shuttle services for eligible students.
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1L (Class of 2021)Morrison & Foerster LLP - The Keith Wetmore 1L Fellowship for Excellence, Diversity, and InclusionJanuary 2019 1/11/2019 Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between December 1, 2018 and January 11, 2019. First-round interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.Paid summer associate positions in firm's Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices

Recipients of the Wetmore 1L Fellowship will receive:

- A paid summer associate position in a U.S. office following the first year of law school
- A fellowship award
- A team of attorney mentors during the 1L summer internship
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1L (Class of 2021)Venable LLC - 1L LCLD Scholar Venable is proud to be a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and is excited to host scholars in our Washington, Baltimore, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The 1L LCLD Scholars Program offers diverse law students who will have completed their first year of law school by May 2019 the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member Organizations. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Perkins Coie 1L Political Law Diversity FellowJanuary 2019 1/7/2019More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Reed Smith LLP - 1L LCLD Scholar ProgramJanuary 2019 1/14/2019As a member of the LCLD, our Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Tysons offices are pleased to participate in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, which is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The program offers students the opportunity to work side-by-side with our lawyers as part of our Summer Associate Program.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Gray Plant Mooty - 1L Minority Summer Associate Program – Minneapolis, MNTen-week summer associate positionMore Information
1L (Class of 2021)Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship ProgramJanuary 20191/31/2019 Knobbe Martens is proud to offer a 1L Diversity Scholarship Program which is open to qualified first-year law students interested in Intellectual Property Law. Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded a paid summer associate position following their first year of law school and a grant of up to $10,000. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Beveridge & Diamond P.C. - 1L LCLD ScholarJanuary 20191/15/2019Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is seeking a current first-year law student as a 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar to join our Washington, D.C. office for the summer of 2019.
The 1L LCLD Scholar will join our ten-week 2019 summer associate program, will be paired with an LCLD Scholar as a mentor, and will attend an LCLD Scholars Retreat. We are seeking to identify diverse first-year law students with superior academics (top 25%) and a strong background or interest in environmental law and litigation.
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1L (Class of 2021)PepsiCo - Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship January 20191/11/2019The Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship Program will award up to four fellowships to first-year law students who will also be part of the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program. Fellows will attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, June 4-6, 2019, and complete a 10-week program with PepsiCo in either Westchester County, New York or Plano, Texas, beginning on May 27, 2019. Thompson Fellows will receive a weekly stipend of $2,000.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Latham & Watkins Diversity Leadership AcademyJanuary 20191/11/2019Latham’s Diversity Leadership Academy (DLA) brings together Latham lawyers from around the globe and talented first-year law students from across the United States, with a specific focus on developing and empowering future leaders of the legal profession and creating community among our lawyers, recruits, and 1L guests, all of whom share a commitment to diversity and inclusion. More Information

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1L (Class of 2021)Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship ProgramJanuary 2019 1/11/2019Latham’s 1L Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for students who have just finished their first year of law school. Over the eight to 10 week program, 1L Fellows will work in one of our US offices and in the legal department of one of our clients. We seek students who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and who also possess a long-term interest in practicing law in a global law firm. Upon successful completion of the 1L Fellowship Program, our 1L Fellows are eligible to earn an offer to return as a 2020 summer associate at Latham. 1L Fellows may also be eligible to earn a 2L Diversity Scholarship (a $25,000 scholarship).More Information

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1L (Class of 2021)Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - 1L Diversity ScholarshipJanuary 2019 1/6/2019We offer four scholarships (one each in our New York, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., offices), which consist of a paid summer associate position and $10,000 for the student’s second-year tuition and expenses.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Robins Kaplan LLP - Twin Cities Diversity-In-Practice 1L Summer AssociateJanuary 20191/21/2019This clerkship opportunity is available through the firm’s participation in Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. First-year law students will have the opportunity to split their summer working at our firm and in the corporate law department of a participating corporation. Our 1L TCDIP Summer Associate will spend the first 10 weeks of the summer in our office and then two weeks with our corporate partner at their Twin Cities-area headquarters working in the General Counsel’s Office.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Robins Kaplan LLP - 1L Diversity Summer Associates Paid summer associate position at firm's Minneapolis officeMore Information
1L (Class of 2021)Mexican American Bar Association (“MABA”) - Federal Judicial Externship and Scholarship ProgramJanuary 2019 1/4/2019Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2019, to be considered.In 2013, the Mexican American Bar Association (“MABA”) launched its Federal Judicial Externship and Scholarship Program for law students from the greater Los Angeles area. The Program’s mission is to increase access to highly sought-after judicial externship positions in federal appellate and district courts for Latino/a law students in Los Angeles. For summer 2019, MABA will select six exemplary Latino/a students to be placed for 10 weeks as judicial externs in participating judicial chambers. Selected students will be placed in the chambers of the judges listed below. Recognizing that Latino/a students are often unable to pursue federal externships because such positions are often unpaid, the program will provide a $2,000 scholarship to each selected program student.Program Overview & Application
2L (Class of 2020)Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) - Federal Judicial Externship and ScholarshipJanuary 20191/4/2019Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2019, to be considered.In 2013, the Mexican American Bar Association (“MABA”) launched its Federal Judicial Externship and Scholarship Program for law students from the greater Los Angeles area. The Program’s mission is to increase access to highly sought-after judicial externship positions in federal appellate and district courts for Latino/a law students in Los Angeles. For summer 2019, MABA will select six exemplary Latino/a students to be placed for 10 weeks as judicial externs in participating judicial chambers. Selected students will be placed in the chambers of the judges listed below. Recognizing that Latino/a students are often unable to pursue federal externships because such positions are often unpaid, the program will provide a $2,000 scholarship to each selected program student.Program Overview & Application
2L (Class of 2020)American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO - 2019 Minority Outreach ProgramDeadlines vary by participating employer. The program is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of labor law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with the participating LCC firms and union legal departments. 2019 MOP Participants
1L (Class of 2021)Paul, Weiss (New York) - 2019 1L Diversity Summer ProgramJanuary 2019 1/31/2019Paul, Weiss will be accepting applications starting on December 1st for the 2019 1L Diversity Summer Program in our New York office. This program offers a select group of diverse first-year law students the opportunity to work at Paul, Weiss’s New York office during their 1L summer. Participants in our 1L Diversity Summer Program will be paid a weekly salary of $3,700 and will be included in all aspects of the firm’s Summer Program including, training, mentoring, work assignments and social activities. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - 2019 1L LCLD Summer AssociateJanuary 20191/18/2019Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization comprised of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners whose mission is to advance diversity in the legal profession. Katten’s Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC offices will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2018, for 2019 1L LCLD Summer Associate positions.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Maryland Office of the Attorney General - Thurgood Marshall Clerkship December 201912/26/2018 The Thurgood Marshall Clerkship Program is a highly competitive program that places first and second year law students from historically under-represented populations within divisions of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. The Program is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Attorney General, several local law firms, and area law schools designed to attract diverse law students who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential to the field of public service. The goal is to encourage these students to consider public sector service during their legal careers by providing them with an excellent summer clerkship that enhances their future employment opportunities. More Information
2L (Class of 2020)Maryland Office of the Attorney General - Thurgood Marshall ClerkshipDecember 201912/26/2018The Thurgood Marshall Clerkship Program is a highly competitive program that places first and second year law students from historically under-represented populations within divisions of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. The Program is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Attorney General, several local law firms, and area law schools designed to attract diverse law students who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential to the field of public service. The goal is to encourage these students to consider public sector service during their legal careers by providing them with an excellent summer clerkship that enhances their future employment opportunities. More Information

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1L (Class of 2021)Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Donald W. Banner Diversity FellowshipJanuary 20191/4/2019The Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship is open to all 1L and 2L law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, a scientific or engineering degree, and be eligible to take the Patent Bar Exam.More Information
2L (Class of 2020)Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Donald W. Banner Diversity FellowshipJanuary 20191/4/2019The Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship is open to all 1L and 2L law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, a scientific or engineering degree, and be eligible to take the Patent Bar Exam.More Information
1L (Class of 2021)Linklaters LLP - 1L LCLD Scholar January 20191/4/2019Linklaters is currently accepting applications from first-year law students to join our 2019 U.S. Summer Associate Program as 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars in our New York office.

Our 1L LCLD Scholars are members of our U.S. summer associate class and participate fully in our 10-week summer associate program. In addition, they are afforded the benefits of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity's 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
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1L (Class of 2021)American Bar Association, Business Law Section - 2019 Diversity Clerkship January 20191/7/2019 The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse first or second year law students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices. Roles and responsibilities of selected participants include but are not limited to researching cases, drafting memoranda and opinions, observing trials, and networking with local attorneys and judges. Participants receive a $3,000 stipend to offset participation costs. More Information
2L (Class of 2020)American Bar Association, Business Law Section - 2019 Diversity ClerkshipJanuary 20191/7/2019 The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse first or second year law students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices. Roles and responsibilities of selected participants include but are not limited to researching cases, drafting memoranda and opinions, observing trials, and networking with local attorneys and judges. Participants receive a $3,000 stipend to offset participation costs. More Information
1L (Class of 2021)2019 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student FellowshipJanuary 20191/7/2019The 2019 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
· Candidates must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school.
· Candidates must have a strong academic record as well as experience that demonstrates great promise for a successful career in the legal profession.
· Candidates must meaningfully contribute to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.
· This fellowship will be offered in the following locations: Chicago, Los Angeles, Madison, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
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1L (Class of 2021)Vinson & Elkins LLP 1L Diversity FellowshipJanuary 2019 1/11/2019Paid summer associate position in one of the firm's following offices:
Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC.
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1L (Class of 2021)Just the Beginning - 2019 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity ProjectJanuary 20191/11/2019Early applications are highly encouraged, as acceptance is on a rolling basis.The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the eighth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project (“Project”). The Project’s goal is to provide underrepresented law students summer judicial internships in the chambers of federal and state appellate judges, federal district judges, and federal bankruptcy and magistrate judges. The Project is national in scope and seeks to place approximately 100 law students as judicial interns across the country.

At present, this is an unpaid internship. Applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.
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2L (Class of 2020)Just the Beginning - 2019 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity ProjectJanuary 2019 1/11/2019Early applications are highly encouraged, as acceptance is on a rolling basis.The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the eighth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project (“Project”). The Project’s goal is to provide underrepresented law students summer judicial internships in the chambers of federal and state appellate judges, federal district judges, and federal bankruptcy and magistrate judges. The Project is national in scope and seeks to place approximately 100 law students as judicial interns across the country.

At present, this is an unpaid internship. Applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.
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1L (Class of 2021)Paul, Weiss (New York) - 2019 1L Diversity Summer ProgramJanuary 2019 1/31/2019 This program offers a select group of diverse first-year law students the opportunity to work at Paul, Weiss’s New York office during their 1L summer. Participants in our 1L Diversity Summer Program will be paid a weekly salary of $3,700 and will be included in all aspects of the firm’s Summer Program including, training, mentoring, work assignments and social activities. More Information