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.
- There will be a Diversity 1L Student Reception at K&L Gates on Thursday, January 2, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dress is business professional. Diverse first-year law students are invited to meet representatives from the following local law firms and law schools. Business attire recommended. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The K&L Gates office is located at 925 4th Ave., Suite 2900 in Downtown Seattle.
- Program representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program will be on campus on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery to talk about the program and answer questions about the application process. Dress is business casual.
- The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be on Thursday, November 21, 2013 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.
Puget Sound Area
Bracewell & Giuliani
Davis Wright Tremaine
Dorsey & Whitney
Graham & Dunn
Received by firm by: January 15, 2014
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete description of this position, as well as application instructions.
Received by firm by: January 16, 2014
Mecklenburg County Bar
Deadline: January 24, 2014
NALP Diversity Initiatives