ABA Business Law Section 2020 Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Diversity Clerkship Program and encourage any qualified students to apply for this program.

The 2020 Diversity Clerkship Program is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse second year law students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices.

The purpose of the Diversity Clerkship Program is to provide hands-on experience and exposure in Business Law to law students. Roles and responsibilities of selected Diversity Clerkship participants include but are not limited to the following:

  • Researching cases
  • Drafting memoranda and opinions
  • Observing trials
  • Networking with local attorneys and judges

In addition to a placement in a business court clerkship, Diversity Clerkship participants will also receive a stipend of $3,000 to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.

Applicants must be considered diverse in one of the following ways: law student of color; women; law students with disabilities; LGBT law students; and/or students who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student. In evaluating a student’s diversity, the Section will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.

Applicants also must be ABA Law Student Division and Business Law Section Members.

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