Sidley Austin LLP’s D.C., Dallas and Houston offices are excited to announce the Fourth Annual Sidley 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program to be held this summer in D.C., Dallas and Houston. We encourage all diverse 1L students at The University of Virginia School of Law who would like to practice in D.C., Dallas or Houston law firms after graduation and who plan to spend their upcoming summer in the D.C., Dallas or Houston area to apply. For an outline of the program, eligibility requirements and program application, please see the attached. The mentor program is expected to take place during June and July 2013.
Space for mentees is limited and completed applications are due by Monday, April 22, 2013. Individuals interested in working in the D.C. office should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and completed application to Alexis Atkins, Legal Recruiting Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Individuals interested in working in the Dallas or Houston offices should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and completed application to Megan Moyer, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at email@example.com for consideration.
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2013 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 10-week internship at Prudential's office in Newark, New Jersey. A stipend of approximately $10,000 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.
All materials must be received by 12:00 PM CST on Friday, March 29, 2013.
Looking for an internship or job? Submit your resumes now!
The MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect Service is a wonderful opportunity for students (1L, 2L, 3L, 4L evening) to submit your resume to a range of employers across the Mid-Atlantic region. We encourage all members to submit their resumes to each employer in the MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect (OCI Session).
Patton Boggs LLC: February 8, 2013
All other employers: April 30, 2013 or until positions are full.
So, what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate! Submit your resumes today!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact MABLSA Job Fair Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: MABLSA Blog
Blank Rome is seeking 1L (and 2E) minority law students to apply for Blank Rome’s Diversity Scholarship Program. The selected Blank Rome Scholar will be employed as a salaried Washington, D.C. Summer Associate in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program and will, in addition, receive a renewable $7,500 scholarship toward his or her second year at law school.
In addition, a Scholar who is offered and accepts a position to rejoin the Firm for a second summer will receive an additional $7,500 toward his or her third year of law school. The Scholar will also benefit from the active and committed mentorship of Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the program.
All current first year day and second year evening diverse students at UVA will be eligible to apply to the Blank Rome Diversity Scholarship Program. The application process will include submission of a resume, a short essay and a transcript of first semester grades with respect to 1L students (first year and first semester second year transcript for 2E students). Applications will be due towards the end of February and the Scholar will be selected sometime in March.
For more information visit the Blank Rome website here.
The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship deadline is fast approaching on January 15, 2013. We have a great opportunity for 17 students to spend their summers gaining experience with both a law firm and leading corporate legal department in Minneapolis/St. Paul. If you could please make a final push with your 1L students to submit their applications by January 15, we would greatly appreciate it!
If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or give me a call at 866.900.8254. I’ve attached the brochure for the program here, as well, and thank you for all of your assistance.
As part of the American Health Lawyers Association's initiative to cultivate diversity among attorneys practicing health law, the organization provides opportunities for talented law students of diverse backgrounds so that they can learn more about this segment of the legal profession. To this end, AHLA sponsors a Diversity Internship each summer. The program provides a rising 3L law student an eight week internship at AHLA's office in Washington, DC where he/she performs various writing and research duties to support the Association’s publications and its Public Interest activities. The internship also provides many networking opportunities with leading health law attorneys who are AHLA members. Click here for more information. Application deadline is February 11, 2013.
Contact Katherine Wone at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
1L Summer Associate Diversity Scholar (Atlanta)
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a highly qualified first-year law student to join our 2013 summer associate program as our 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar. LCLD is a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession.
The 2013 LCLD Scholar will participate in King & Spalding’s 2013 summer associate program in the Atlanta office. The 2013 Atlanta summer associate program begins May 20, 2013, and concludes July 12, 2013.
King & Spalding has over 800 lawyers in 17 offices across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. King & Spalding is committed to recruit, retain, and promote talented lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of diversity within the firm and in the legal profession. To learn more about King & Spalding and our summer associate program, see www.kslaw.com.
Preferred Qualifications (if applicable)
Candidates must be current first-year students, have excellent academic credentials (first semester grades must be in the top 25% of the 1L class), and demonstrate a record of community service and leadership accomplishments. Candidates should have ties to the Atlanta area and/or an interest in practicing law in Atlanta. Candidates must have an ethnically or culturally diverse background or be a member of the LGBT community.
Application Submission Procedure
To apply for this position, candidates should send their application to email@example.com, indicating that the candidate is applying for the 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholar position. All applications must include an electronic copy of the applicant’s resume, law school transcript,* and undergraduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).
* If the law school transcript is not complete when the application is submitted, please submit the transcript as soon as it is available. Applications cannot be considered complete or reviewed until the law school transcript is received.
February 1, 2013
As the first New York based law firm to institute a firm-wide diversity training program and a formal diversity policy in 1984, Weil has built a solid reputation as a firm in the vanguard of diversity practices. Our attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout the world are composed of a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures and primary languages. We are strengthened enormously by this diversity. The Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at Weil.
To become a Weil 1L Diversity Fellow, you must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States. You must have successfully completed the first semester of your first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2015, and you may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
Weil 1L Diversity Fellows will receive a gift of a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for his/her second year of law school (2013-2014). This scholarship is contingent upon accepting an offer of summer employment at Weil.
The application process is open to law students who meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Applications must be received by January 13, 2013. A selection panel will evaluate all applications, considering such factors as an overall commitment to diversity, work experience and academic achievement. Late or incomplete applications may be reviewed at the discretion of the selection panel. Finalists will be selected and interviewed for the Fellowship Program after all applications have been reviewed. Diversity fellow(s) will be announced in March 2013.
To be considered for the Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, please complete and submit an online application by clicking here.
Your completed online application package must include the following items:
- Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
- Personal Statement (no more than two (2) pages, double spaced)
Please note, while we do require a law school transcript, we understand that some schools will not release first semester grades by the application deadline. Please include the grades you have at the time of submission; you may supplement your application by emailing Maryann Wou, Assistant Director, Legal Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org with your final transcript.
It is not necessary to apply to the summer associate program separately; your completed application denotes consideration for the entire summer program/scholarship package. In your personal statement, we request that you discuss how you will contribute to diversity in the legal profession generally, including (to the extent applicable) such factors as:
- Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms
- Life experiences that have shaped your values and that provide you with a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges you overcame in choosing or pursuing law as a profession
- Academic and/or leadership achievements
- Desire to practice in a global law firm environment
If you have any questions regarding the Weil 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, please contact Maryann Wou at 212-833-3533 or the email address listed above.
Diversity and inclusiveness are core values at Choate Hall & Stewart. As part of our long-standing commitment to hiring, developing and promoting outstanding lawyers who offer perspectives and talents shaped by a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds, we are proud to sponsor the Choate Hall & Stewart 1L Diversity Fellowship.
One Fellow will receive a paid position in Choate’s 2013 summer program and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $10,000, paid in two installments. The Fellow will receive the first installment, in the amount of $2,500, upon the completion of the 2013 summer program. The remaining $7,500 is contingent on the Fellow’s receiving and accepting an offer to participate in the entire 2014 summer program and completing that summer program. The second installment will paid upon the completion of the 2014 summer program.
This merit-based Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis. Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
A selection panel consisting of the firm’s Managing Partners, Hiring Partners and members of the Diversity and Hiring Committees will evaluate applications, interview finalists and select the Diversity Fellow.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mike Kaufman, Director of Legal Recruiting, at email@example.com. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here.
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