HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION AND CAREER FAIR
The Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention holds an annual convention. Job seekers will have time to share their resumes at the Career Fair featuring representations from AmLaw firms, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.
HOUSTON BAR ASSOCIATION DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (FORMERLY MOILP) COMMITTEE 1L SUMMER CLERKSHIP PROGRAM
The HBA Diversity and Inclusion 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. Contact the Career Resource Center for more information.
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.
KIRKLAND & ELLIS 1L DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Kirkland & Ellis 1L Diversity Scholars Program is an elite program that provides early exposure to one of the world’s leading law firms. Selected 1l law students are invited to join Kirkland attorneys, clients and alumni for their two-day program, which will help advance selected candidates’ professional development by forming collegial and mentoring relationships.
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.
1L LCLD (LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY) SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM
The 1L LCLD (Leadership Council on Legal Diversity) Success in Law School Mentoring Program has experienced tremendous success since inception. The program matches 1Ls to a variety of volunteer mentors to help diverse students gain more success with their job search and promote professional development. LCLD has recruited large and boutique firm lawyers from its member organizations to provide one-on-one mentoring to qualified law students. These volunteer mentors can help you achieve your professional goals you’ve set for yourself. Their mentors not only have their experiences in law school to share, but also their experience of the profession, including networking, practice area choice, and knowledge of the legal job market. Once students register and are matched, they will receive ongoing mentorship from lawyers practicing in the country’s finest companies and law firms.
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.
NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE & JOB FAIR
The National Black Prosecutors Association Conference & Job Fair is held 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.
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT 2L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright has established a new diversity fellowship for a second-year law student that will provide a $10,000 scholarship for tuition and related expenses. The Norton Rose Fulbright 2L Diversity Fellowship recipient also would be a paid summer associate in their Dallas office who would participate in the Summer Associate Academy, training sessions and social and professional events and spend part of the summer working off-site at Toyota Motor North America, a firm client.
Applicants for the 2L Diversity Fellowship need to apply between May and early July after they have completed their first year of law school. Norton Rose will choose the fellowship recipient in the fall. The fellow would then work as a summer associate the following summer and would agree to join Norton Rose Fulbright as a full-time associate in its Dallas office upon graduating from law school or completion of a judicial clerkship.
Law students encouraged to apply include highly motivated members of divers populations that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, first-generation college and/or graduate students, disabled individuals, veterans and socio-economic minorities.
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.
PORTER HEDGES DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Porter Hedges is pleased to announce the launch of its 1L Diversity Fellowship program, which will provide a unique opportunity for a candidate who has finished their first year of law school and has a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on their campuses, as well as during their tenure with the firm.
Porter Hedges is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of outstanding lawyers and other professionals who reflect the marketplace, communities, and clients that we serve. Porter Hedges is dedicated to achieving greater diversity, not just for the firm, but also for the profession.
The highly-qualified candidate selected to receive this fellowship will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in stipends throughout the duration of their participation in the program, in addition to a salaried Summer Associate position. The stipends are paid to the fellowship recipient when they receive and accept an offer to return to Porter Hedges as a 2L and subsequently join the firm as a full-time Associate.
SIDLEY 1L DIVERISTY SUMMER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of Sidley’s 1L Diversity Mentorship Program is to mentor and support students of diverse background who are interested in working in law firms located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. for their 2L summer. The 1L Diversity Mentorship program will provide opportunities to learn about large law firm practice and the OCI process.
SHOOK, HARDY & BACON SCHOLARS INSTITUTE
Shook is excited to host a select group of 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.
SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion among their attorneys and their professionals, and believe that including attorneys and staff members from diverse backgrounds is a critically important element in providing quality legal services to their clients and a productive working environment to their team members. The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship provides, in Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s discretion, a $7,500.00 scholarship to one (1) or two (2) outstanding first or second year law students who are enrolled at an ABA accredited law school and who participate in the firm’s summer associate program, to assist in offsetting his or her law school expenses. The scholarship is in addition to the salary paid to the student for his or her Summer Associate position.
SUNBELT DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
The Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program seeks to provide job access opportunities to students and recent graduates who may be otherwise at risk of being underserved in the job market with a goal of creating greater diversity in our law schools and job opportunities through law school efforts. All students of participating law schools may attend the Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program. Students/graduates of diverse racial, ethnic, national origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and identification, and religions are particularly encouraged to attend. Student bidding will begin in June. Contact the Career Resource Center for more information.
THOMPSON & KNIGHT DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Thompson & Knight 1L Diversity Fellowship Program has been established to invest in outstanding diverse law students by providing important resources, including work experience, networking, and mentoring to enhance opportunities for success. Fellowship highlights include (i) paid 1L Summer Association position in one of their domestic offices, (ii) educational stipend of up to $20,000 to help defray costs associated with educational expenses, (iii) participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Summit as Thompson & Knight’s LCLD Scholar, and (iv) mentoring and training opportunities throughout the year.
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.