Local Diversity Opportunities
National Diversity Opportunities
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities - Registration Deadline: July 14
The 2013 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference will be held on August 2, 2013 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with top 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year's conference and job fair includes between 25 and 30 employers and upwards of 100 law students. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.
If you registered for this event, please contact the CPD office if you have any questions regarding your application materials, including your resume, cover letter, and references. For additional information, please visit http://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25
The conference is sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.
The National Black Prosecutors Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of over 800 prosecutors nationwide. It includes both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.
The Historic 30th NBPA Conference and Job Fair is July 14-20, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Registration is now open. If interested in attending, please visit http://www.blackprosecutors.org/annualconference.html for registration information. Early registration closes on June 14 and only costs $25 for current law students.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.
Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Baton Rouge, New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX. The recipients' office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will be according to the Firm's needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the period that the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office are working.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices
Sponsors: Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
The IMPACT Fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. To register, go to http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/impact/welcome.cfm.
Sponsors: The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
The Lavender Law Career Fair kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, small and large firms. The panel will be guided by a law career services professional who will discuss the tools, considerations and critical aspects to find, research and evaluate LGTB-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas.
Over 500 candidates and 130 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2011 career fair in Hollywood. For more information, please visit http://www.lavenderlaw.org/.
Continuing Legal Education Seminars (CLEs) are a great opportunity to learn more about a legal practice area in which you are interested and they are often free for law students. You can list them on your resume to show areas of interest and additional training. They can also be a wonderful way to meet practicing lawyers in different areas. Many different bar related organizations sponsor CLEs.
Click on the following links to see upcoming CLEs sponsored by: