Diversity Job Fairs & Recruitment Programs

HOUSTON BAR ASSOCIATION MINORITY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION (MOILP) COMMITTEE 1L SUMMER CLERKSHIP PROGRAM

The HBA MOILP Committee sponsors the area’s only summer diversity clerkship program for 1L students.  The positions provide mentoring and real work experiences for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a clerkship at a law firm, corporate legal department, or legal nonprofit.  Applications are due in January each year.  Come by the Career Resource Center for more information.

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1L LCLD (LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY) SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The 1L LCLD (Leadership Council on Legal Diversity) Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year students.  The program offers students the opportunity to spend their summer working side-by-side with attorneys from AmLaw 350 law firms and Fortune 500 legal departments and participate in a three day summit designed exclusively for 1L LCLD Scholars, which includes panel discussions, distinguished speakers, and networking opportunities.

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HAYNES AND BOONE 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program has been established to attract outstanding diverse students into the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences afforded by the program.  The firm’s Scholars Program includes a paid 1L Summer Clerkship with Haynes and Boone and a stipend during the school year.  The deadline to apply for the 1L Diversity Scholars Program for 2019 is January 4, 2019.

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BRADLEY ARRANT ANNUAL 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Bradley’s commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal that allows the firm to build a team with broad backgrounds and experiences.  Every year, the firm offers two Diversity Scholarships to promote the education of well-qualified law students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.  They have awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to first-year students who are committed to broadening the diversity of voices in the legal profession.  Scholarship recipients are required to clerk in one of Bradley’s offices for at least six weeks during the summer after the scholarships are awarded.  You must be a current 1L to be considered for this scholarship.  Applications will be accepted from December 1 – March 15, 2019.

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PRACTICEPRO 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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.

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V&E DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS

Vinson & Elkins’ 1L Diversity Fellows receive $10,000 (in two $5,000 installments), and each awarded student is required to clerk as a Summer Associate in one of their U.S. offices (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, or Washington) the summer following his/her first year of law school.

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1L BAKER BOTTS DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

The 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.  Applications for the 2019 1L Diversity Fellowship Program will be available on December 1, 2018.

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ABA SECTION OF LITIGATION SUMMER 2019 JUDICIAL INTERN OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

The ABA Section of Litigation Summer Judicial Intern Opportunity Program places diverse law students with state and federal  judges for summer internships.  Applications must be submitted by the January 11, 2019 deadline.

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BAKER DONELSON DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The 2019 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available!  Diverse students who complete their first year of law school by June 2018 are eligible to apply.  The firm will award scholarships to three diverse rising 2Ls for the summer of 2019.  Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L summer associate position in one of the firm’s offices.  Prior to the award recipients’ third year of law school, each award recipient will also receive $10,000 to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

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LAVENDER LAW CAREER FAIR AND CONFERENCE

The Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference is held every summer.  Every year, the sharpest legal minds in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community gather at the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual conference and career fair.  Hundreds of practicing attorneys, dozens of scholars, over 500 students and many leading members of the judiciary, all in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, are expected to attend.

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HEARTLAND DIVERSITY LEGAL JOB FAIR

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair is held in Kansas City, Missouri every summer.  Employers will interview for 2L summer clerkships and for permanent positions for 3Ls after graduation.

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SHOOK, HARDY & BACON SCHOLARS INSTITUTE

Shook is excited to host a select group of second-year law students at the Shook Scholars Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Shook Scholars Institute, built around what Shook is best known for, is an innovative diversity and inclusion focused development program concentrated on litigation and trial skills, leadership, and career success competencies for the underrepresented attorney.  Student travel, lodging, and meals will be provided by Shook.

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NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE & JOB FAIR

The National Black Prosecutors Association Conference & Job Fair is held in Memphis, Tennessee every summer.  The Job Fair will provide a unique forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels.

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HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION AND CAREER FAIR

The Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention will be held in Philadelphia, PA.  Job seekers will have time to share their resumes at the Career Fair featuring representations from AmLaw firms, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

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INDIANAPOLIS BAR ASSOCIATION DIVERSITY JOB FAIR

Are you passionate about starting your career in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm?  Looking to meet legal employers from large, medium and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations and members of the judiciary?  Get a jump start on creating lasting relationships at the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

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