Local Diversity Opportunities
National Diversity Opportunities
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Reception for 1L Diversity Clerkship Programs and Summer Associate Opportunities
The new home for the annual Minority Clerkship Program is the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA). The HCBA Minority Clerkship Program matches 1L minority students with Twin Cities businesses and law firms for clerkships and summer associate positions. Selected 1Ls will spend the summer of their 1L year with the business or law firm.
This is a fantastic opportunity. In previous years every applicant has been guaranteed a first round interview. Recent participants from UST Law have landed summer clerkships, and some have even been invited back for the summer of their 2L year. Even if you aren’t sure about your summer plans this is an information session you should not miss!
When: November 19 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE DATE!)
Registration: Please RSVP in Symplicity at http://bit.ly/1h3LceN.
Where: MSL 244
RKMC is hosting a Diversity Reception for 1L students to discuss diversity clerkship programs and summer associate opportunities. Don’t miss out on this networking opportunity!
When: December 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration: Please RSVP by November 25 to Lacey Moen at email@example.com or call 612-349-8537
Where: RKMC, 800 LaSalle Avenue, 28th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.
Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.
The CPD Office wants to help you promote your programming and any other upcoming events. Let us know your schedule and we can advertise your events in the CPD Weekly and the Diversity Opportunities newsletters.
The ABA’s Section of Litigation’s Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is open to all first- or second- year diverse law students. Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award to each student selected. Students can also elect law school credit or coordinate their award with their work/study financial aid
Applications are now being accepted for 2Ls.
The ABA will accept 1L applications starting December 1, 2013.
Deadline to apply: January 10, 2014
For more information, visit www.ambar.org/jiop
Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.
For additional details, please visit http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/_docs/Donald%20W%20Banner%20Diversity%20Scholarship.pdf
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: