1L Diversity Program
Every year, a number of local firms sponsor 1L Minority/Diversity summer programs as part of their diversity efforts. Each program includes a paid position for the summer, and some also include a scholarship. These firms are looking for students who will diversify their firms in particular and the profession in general. There is no definition for minority or diversity; rather, you need to think about whether you fit what they are looking for, then make your case. (Think of it like a Legal Writing exercise.)
Evening students are eligible and have been selected in the past, but you must be able to accept a full-time job for at least six to eight consecutive weeks.
- The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. The event format will feature "table talk" and an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowship. Dress is business professional.
Don't forget there are lots of people here who are happy to help you with your materials: past participants in these programs, and of course all of us in CPD.
ABA Business Law Section
Bracewell & Giuliani
Davis Wright Tremaine
Dorsey & Whitney
Graham & Dunn
Received by firm by: TBA
Received by firm by: Midnight, January 15, 2015
1L Diversity Fellowship
Received by: TBA
Mecklenburg County Bar
NALP Diversity Initiatives
Nashville Bar - Diversity Committee
Deadline: January 5, 2015