Employment and Scholarship Opportunities
ABA Legal Career Development Expo
May 14, 2014 | ABA DC Office, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W. | Washington, D.C.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 9, 2014 The American Bar Association’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion presents its first annual Legal Career Development Expo. The Expo is for law students, recent graduates, young lawyers, and seasoned practitioners seeking to advance or accelerate their careers and expand their networks. The Expo takes an innovative approach to career development, mentoring, and networking by offering career development workshops, one-on-one sessions with career experts, and tips on leveraging bar membership along with invaluable job search advice.
Bonus: Expo registration includes the ABA Minority Counsel Program Networking Reception, hosted by the ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Attendees will meet and mingle with leaders in business and government, along with diverse private and public sector lawyers leading the way in the 21st Century.
Expo admission is free but registration is required. Visit www.ambar.org/ODIExpo to see the program schedule and to register.
The 2014 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair will be held August 21 and August 22 in Indianapolis. Check www.indybar.org/resources/diversity-job-fair/ and www.ibadiversityjobfair.org for updates on the 2014 Diversity Job Fair.
SCHOLARSHIPS - GENERAL
Internet Legal Resource Guide lists the top 20 law schools based on the diversity index.
ABA Law Student Division: Writing & Essay Contests and Other Competitions
ABA's Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has lots of information of interest to law students.
American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Sidney B. Williams Scholarship
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship for law students. For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com
The California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship: financially supports first-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession. www.calbarfoundation.org/diversity-scholarship.html
CivilRights.org has a Student Activist Network to support civil rights issues, particularly affirmative action: www.civilrights.org/action_center/student_activist/
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) was founded In 1968, as a non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. www.cleoscholars.com/
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Law Student Diversity Scholarship . Annual scholarship. Application deadline May of current year.
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students (IP): www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity
The Gates Millennium Scholars: www.gmsp.org
A Guide to the Bar Examination for People of Color: http://forpeopleofcolor.org/guides/barexam/
The Guide to the Law School Application Process for People of Color: http://forpeopleofcolor.org/guides/lawschoolapplication/
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.
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
The Princeton Review has a website with a great section on law schools
Minority Corporate Counsel Association: www.mcca.com
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Scholarships: www.naacpldf.org/scholarships
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.
U.S. News and World Report's Diversity Index for Law Schools: search based on minority enrollment.
The White House Internship Program: www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/
Association of Black Women Attorneys: http://abwanewyork.org/scholarships/
The Black Collegian Online provides cutting-edge information on career resources for Black collegians
Thurgood Marshall College Fund: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net
United Negro College Fund: www.uncf.org
American Indian College Fund: www.collegefund.org
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association www.napaba.org
NAPABA is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide meaningful summer internship opportunities to highly-motivated first-year law students. Through this partnership, NAPABA will select a student to join the 2014 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s office in Newark, NJ, for a stipend of approximately $10,000.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Congressional Fellowship Program.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Internship Program.
Hispanic College Fund: www.hispanicfund.org
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund: www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships
The Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund: www.prba.net
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Legal Education Fund:
INROADS recruits outstanding students of color with 3.0 or better grade point averages for internship opportunities
The Juvenile Law Center has fellowship and internship programs: http://jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc
The Supreme Court Fellows Program: www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/Default.aspx
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles has a public interest grant program. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014. http://www.wlala.org/?66
The ABA Judicial Clerkship Program is a joint effort of the ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the ABA Judicial Division with the generous support of LexisNexis®.
A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process for People of Color: http://forpeopleofcolor.org/guides/guide-to-the-judicial-clerkship-application-process/
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: www.law.gmu.edu/career/clerkship
BYU Law School has a guide to clerkships: www.law2.byu.edu/site/career-services/judicial-clerkships-guidebook
Lexis ® is useful for searching for judges, and they also have a student section on their website.
The ABA Judicial Division has a Directory of Minority Judges (4th edition) http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=5230300
judicialclerkships.com has tips, links and information on the book Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships.
NALP's Judicial Clerkship Resources: http://www.nalp.org/judicialclerkships
OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review) is a secure, user-friendly, online resource that streamlines federal law clerk and appellate staff attorney hiring.
The lexis.com Career Library gives you exclusive online access to NALP's Judicial Clerkship Directory, the leading national publication about judicial clerkships with state and federal judges.
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has clerkship listings.