Local Diversity Opportunities
National Diversity Opportunities
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program sponsors educational opportunities for currently enrolled, first-year law students of diverse backgrounds. The Foundation offers one award of $10,000.
The Minority Scholarship Program is jointly sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation. The scholarship information can be found under Firm Information at www.fredlaw.com. Deadline to apply: Saturday, March 30th. Visit Symplicity to apply and for more information.
The Zelle Hofmann Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.
The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school. The scholarship recipient will also be offered a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm’s offices for the summer following the student’s first year of law school. Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient’s successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student’s remaining law school career.
The application deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. For complete information about the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, including contact and submission information and to access the formal application, please click here.
For questions pertaining to the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, please feel free to contact the Diversity Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Zelle Hofmann's commitment to diversity, please click here.
Applications are being accepted for a summer internship with the Diversity Initiatives staff at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The intern will assist with LSAC Diversity Initiatives including but not limited to the DiscoverLaw.org website, DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholar Programs, and LSAC Law School Forums. The intern will be expected to prepare memos and written assignments, answer inquiries from prospective students, and assist with other projects as assigned. Some travel will be required. The summer internship is restricted to currently enrolled law students in good academic standing. The intern will be expected to work a 37.5-hour week and the compensation will be $20.00 per hour. The intern will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA, and housing assistance will be provided, if needed.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and the names, addresses, and contact information for two references. The letter of interest must explain why diversity, especially racial and ethnic diversity, is important to the legal profession, and must not exceed two pages in length. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2013 by e-mail only to:
Kent D. Lollis
Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives
Subject: LSAC Diversity Initiatives Intern
The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is interested in receiving applications from Native American law students for its volunteer summer internship program. The Civil Rights Division offers competitive student volunteer internship positions in Washington, D.C. each academic semester, including the summer, for both law and undergraduate students
Interns will assist Division attorneys or specialists in legal and factual research, prepare documents and exhibits, interview witnesses, summarize depositions, analyze records, and other case-related work. Some sections may also involve interns in policy-related assignments. Given the nature of the work and the high quality of its staff, the Division expects interns to be able to grasp issues quickly, complete work thoroughly and accurately, and write clearly and concisely. These positions are without compensation or may be used for work-study credit.
Interested students should submit a resume, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages), transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and a cover letter describing your specific qualifications, listing the section where you want to be considered, and providing the time period you are available to work. Applications must be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to (202) 305-9667. Please include Volunteer Internship in the subject line of your communication. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Follow this link for more information: http://www.justice.gov/crt/employment/vol_intern_opps.php
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: