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ABA Announcements: ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, The Path Forward Affirmative Action Webinar Series, and Presidential Speaker Series

ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association’s Litigation Section is a place where law students become engaged in the legal profession and advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. One example of this work is the Section’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), which is a summer internship program open to all first- and second-year underrepresented law students. Selected students intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award or law school credit to each selected student.

The deadline to apply is January 12, 2024. Last year, they offered internships to 159 law students representing 80 different law schools in locations throughout the country with a goal of placing 160 students during Summer 2024.

Please share this program information with your students, including the program description and frequently asked questions. The program application and detailed program information can be found at Applications are only accepted electronically through the JIOP website. Contact JIOP Program Director Gail Howard with additional questions at [email protected] or (312) 988-6348.

ABA Presidential Speaker Series

This series, developed for ABA President Mary Smith’s term, “Lifting Our Voices, Charting the Future,” features exclusive conversations with world leaders, thought leaders, businesspeople, philanthropists, entertainers, and others and is dedicated to spotlighting trailblazers and thinkers who are shaping the course of our collective future, and is designed to inspire, provoke thought, and foster deeper understanding of pressing national and global issues. Programs include an interview with Martin Scorsese, director of Killers of the Flower Moon and Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, and other programs have centered around the topics of AI, native American women in the law, and international events.

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The Path Forward: Discussions and Strategies in Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion post-SFFA v. Harvard Webinar Series – Upcoming Programs

This complimentary webinar series, sponsored by the ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center, was created to provide an avenue for meaningful discussion about the path forward for programs that seek to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Each session is focused on distinct groups and the unique challenges they face post-decision. The goal of the series is to share information, facilitate discussion, and to provide concrete recommendations to sustain the ongoing quest toward a more equitable society for all. Topics have included the role of institutional general counsel, preserving diversity pipeline programs, and admissions.

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