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, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE 1L SUMMER CLERKSHIP PROGRAM
The HBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee organizes and implements a summer clerkship program for first-year law students from the three Houston law schools to encourage equal opportunities for minority lawyers in the legal profession. 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.
JUDICIAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES JUDICIAL CONFERENCE AND JUST THE BEGINNING – A PIPELINE ORGANIZATION SUMMER JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP DIVERSITY PROJECT
The SJID Project provides summer judicial internships to diverse law students from communities underrepresented in the legal community. The project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in the chambers of federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate, and select state court judges.
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 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
The Porter Hedges 1L Diversity Fellowship program 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 dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and development of outstanding lawyers and other professionals who reflect the marketplace, communities, and clients that we serve. We are committed to achieving greater diversity, not just for our firm, but also for our 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 in four installments.
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.
USLAW Network Virtual Diversity Job Fair
USLAW NETWORK is an international organization composed of nearly 100 independent, full practice law ﬁrms.The Virtual Diversity Job Fairoffers opportunities to connect diverse law school students to USLAW member law ﬁrms, USLAW corporate partners and client companies of USLAW member ﬁrms.
Candidates must be a rising 2L or 3L at an ABA-accredited law school and diverse –deﬁned by an underrepresented population and background, which includes but is not limited to, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American,Native American or Other Paciﬁc Islander, Hispanic and/or Latinx, and/or multiple of the aforementioned racial identities, or who identiﬁes as LGBTQ+.
WOMBLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
At Womble Bond Dickinson, we believe in a work environment where all are welcome.
Since its establishment in 2004, the Womble Scholars Program has awarded more than $900,000 to scholarship recipients. This program is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the bar and at Womble Bond Dickinson. Each year, Womble Bond Dickinson will award scholarships to up to two diverse members of the Summer Associate class who present solid academic credentials, personal or professional achievement outside the school environment, and a record of community service.
- The scholarship is open to diverse, first-year and second-year law students who receive a position in the Womble Bond Dickinson Summer Associate Program.
V&E DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS
Vinson & Elkins’ 1L and 2L Diversity Fellows receive $25,000 and each awarded student is required to clerk as a Summer Associate in one of their U.S. offices (Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, or Washington) the summer following his/her first year of law school.