Minority Law Students

Employment and Scholarship Opportunities


ABA Legal Career Development Expo

October 30, 2015 | ABA Washington DC Office |1050 Connecticut Ave NW., Washington, DC 20036

The American Bar Association’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion presents the fall 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. 

Visit www.ambar.org/LCDExpo for program schedule updates.


NEW ! - Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship - Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

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

CareerOneStop: www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch

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

FastWeb: www.fastweb.com

FindAid! has a page for specifically for minority students

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.

Internet Legal Resource Guide has a Law Students Services section

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.

Law School Admission Council

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/

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles has Scholarshipswww.wlala.org/?page=20


Association of Black Women Attorneys: http://abwanewyork.org/scholarships/  

The Black Collegian Online provides cutting-edge information on career resources for Black collegians

National Black Law Students Association has scholarships listed on their site.

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.

Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego award annual scholarshipsto third-year law students to ease the cost of the California State Bar Exam.

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: 


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internships, Fellowships, Scholarships


The Dept of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor has a  Solicitor Honors Attorney for highly-qualified recent law school graduates and judicial law clerks.

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, 2014http://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

Jurist's Judicial Clerkships page

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.