Links for Minority Law Students
Scholarships and Opportunities
- Application Deadline: May 31, 2013 - The law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is pleased to announce its first annual Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society. The $2,000.00 Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com
- ATTN RISING 2Ls! THE INDYBAR DIVERSITY JOB FAIR
July 7, 2013 - Registration deadline. The Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) cordially invites fall 2013, 2L law students (graduating May 2015) to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. We are seeking candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city with cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. Rising 2L students register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students/. For more information please click here.
Employment, Internships, Fellowships and Grants
Winston & Strawn LLP Diversity Scholarship Applications . Deadline to apply: TBA
Ventura County Asian-American Bar Association Scholarship - applicants do not have to be Asian American to be eligible
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Law Student Diversity Scholarship . Annual scholarship. Application deadline May of current year.
Davis Wright Tremaine has two diversity scholarships for first year students, who participate in the summer associate program with partner and associate mentors. Then, in their second year they receive a $7,500 scholarship.
FastWeb : Free scholarship and college searches, and financial aid tools.
The Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois offer a scholarship for first year law students.
Practicing attorneys for Law Students Program , Inc. PALS matches minority law students with volunteer lawyers who serve as mentors to provide career guidance for minorities in the legal profession.
University of Texas Law's William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Baylor University School of Law have established the Equal Justice Scholarships .
U.S. News has a scholarship seach
The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders: Internship Program
The Black Collegian Online provides cutting-edge information on career resources for Black collegians
The Juvenile Law Center has a fellowship program .
INROADS recruits outstanding students of color with 3.0 or better grade point averages for internship opportunities
Olive W. Garvey Fellowship program has awarded fellowships biennially to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest
The Judicial Clerkship Program is a program the Commission holds jointly with the ABA Judicial Division.
We have an online pamphlet titled The Courts: An Excellent Place for Attorneys of Color to Launch Their Careers .
The Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship is a summer program for first-year law students who advance the value of diversity.
George Mason University School of Law has an online guide to clerkships.
BYU has a guide to clerkships in PDF
judicialclerkships.com has tips, links and information on the book Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships.
Lexis ® is useful for searching for judges, and they also have a student section on their website. The lexis.com Career Library gives you exclusive online access to NALP's Judicial Clerkship Directory. The Judicial Clerkship Directory is the leading national publication about judicial clerkships with state and federal judges.
The Federal Law Clerk Information System allows prospective applicants to search a national database of federal law clerk vacancies.
The Judicial Division has a Directory of Minority Judges (3rd edition)
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has clerkship listings.
Internet Legal Resource Guide lists the top 20 law schools based on the diversity index .
The Princeton Review has a website with a great section on law schools, including a way to search based on minority enrollment.
In Legal Color, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase law school diversity by providing inspiration, information, and support to prospective law students of color.
Our Statistics page now features statistics about law students .
ABA's Law Student Division's web site has a wealth of information for minority and majority law students.
ABA's Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has lots of information of interest to law students.
CivilRights.org has a Student Activist Network to support civil rights issues, particularly affirmative action.
JURIST is a highly recommended law schools portal. Has a lot of information useful to students including information about law schools, admissions, Judicial Clerkships, and employment as well as more general legal research.
LawInfo's Law Student section
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)