The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Summer 2021 Clerkship Program job posting is now available on Symplicity; you can find the posting by searching Job # 23487 (just type that number into the keywords search bar). The application deadline is on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with Samantha Zandman or another CDO counselor to work on your application materials during winter break (the CDO is open except from December 24th through January 1st ). You can schedule an appointment online via Symplicity (on the right side of your homepage under “CDO Resources” click “Request a counseling appointment”).
Please also see the below Colorado-based and nationwide summer diversity scholarship/clerkship program applications which also available on Symplicity or online, including the Baker Hostetler Paul D. White Scholarship; the programs/opportunities available in Colorado are highlighted in yellow. Many of these opportunities have application deadlines in early January.
Please contact Samantha Zandman at email@example.com with any questions.
|Sponsor / Program||How to Apply||Application Deadline||Location(s)||For more information|
|Colorado Pledge to Diversity 1L Summer Clerkship Program||Application available on Symplicity – Please search Job # 23487||January 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. MST||CO Only||
See the Symplicity posting, and visit https://coloradopledge.com/
The Colorado Pledge to Diversity Summer Clerkship Program (the “Program”) is sponsored by the Colorado Pledge to Diversity (the “Pledge”), a non-profit organization consisting of law firms and other participating constituents in the Colorado legal community. The Program’s primary purpose is educational. In furtherance of this purpose and given the historic under-representation of diverse lawyers in the legal profession, the Program seeks to provide a means for exposing diverse law students to opportunities in the legal profession and vice versa.
|BakerHostetler Paul D. White Scholarship & Summer Clerkship||Application available on Symplicity – Please search Job # 23459||January 15, 2021 at 5:00pm MST||Nationwide (including CO)||
See Symplicity posting, and visit:
https://www.bakerlaw.com/diversity/firmdiversityscholarship (although website does not state so, they are hiring for Denver office)
In tribute to Paul D. White, the firm’s first minority partner and a pioneer for minorities in the legal profession, a scholarship was created to provide minority law students with valuable experience early in their careers. The Paul D. White Scholarship is awarded annually to law students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian, or Alaska Native descent. The scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship and a $7,500 cash award.
|Ballard Spahr/Danaher Water Platform 1L Diversity Fellowship||Application available on Symplicity – Please search Job # 23468||January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm MST||CO Only||See Symplicity posting|
|Cooley LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship||Application available on Symplicity – Please search Job # 23466||January 8, 2021||Nationwide (including CO)||
See Symplicity posting, and visit:
As part of Cooley’s ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to offer Diversity Fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition.
|Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) (various employers)||Various nationwide opportunities found on website: https://www.lcldnet.org/programs/1l-scholars/program-participants/||Various deadlines||Nationwide, including CO for the following firms:
3) Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell
See more information here: https://www.lcldnet.org/programs/1l-scholars/candidates/
Bryan Cave CO Office: click here to apply (deadline Feb. 12th, but subject to change so apply ASAP)
Faegre Drinker CO Office: click here to apply (deadline Feb. 12th, but subject to change so apply ASAP)
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell CO Office: click here to apply (deadline March 26th, but subject to change so apply ASAP)
|Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship||Application found here: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/perkinscoieexternal||Rolling deadline, apply ASAP||New York, Madison, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C.||Read about the program here: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/summer-program/1l-opportunities.html|
|ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Program||Application found here: https://aba.viglobalcloud.com/aba/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=4871abc9-8506-458b-9911-0389f70574d1||January 10, 2021||Nationwide||Read about the program here: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/jiop/|
|JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project||Application found here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4857383||January 10, 2021||Nationwide||Read about the program here: https://jtb.org/summer-judicial-internship-diversity-project/|
|McKool Smith Diversity Scholarship||Application found here: https://www.mckoolsmith.com/firm-diversity-scholarship-application||February 1, 2021||Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York||Read about the scholarship here: https://www.mckoolsmith.com/firm-diversity-scholarship-application|
|Morrison Foerster Keith Wetmore 1L Fellowship||Application found here: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg03/ats/careers/v2/searchResults?org=MOFO&cws=70||January 29, 2021||Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.||Read about the fellowship here: https://www.mofo.com/culture/diversity/recruitment-development.html|
|McAndrews 1L Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship||Application found here: https://www.mcandrews-ip.com/working-here/opportunities/?apply=4||January 15, 2021||Chicago||Read about the program here: https://www.mcandrews-ip.com/working-here/diversity-fellowship/|
|Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship (IP)||Application found here: https://www.fr.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2021-1L-Diversity-Fellowship-Program-Application-Form.pdf||December 30, 2020||
Nationwide (not CO)
|Read about the program here: https://www.fr.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2021-1L-Diversity-Fellowship-Program-Application-Form.pdf|
|Banner & Witcoff Diversity Fellowship (IP)||Application found here: https://bannerwitcoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Donald-W.-Banner-Diversity-Fellowship-2021.pdf||January 10, 2021||Nationwide (not CO)||Read about the program here: https://bannerwitcoff.com/about-us/diversity/|
|Twin Cities 1L Diversity in Practice (various employers)||Various opportunities and application instructions found here: https://diversityinpractice.org/tcdip-1l-clerkship/||Rolling deadlines, apply ASAP||Minneapolis/St. Paul||Read about the program here: http://diversityinpractice.org/for-law-students/|
|Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship (various employers)||Application found here: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/ApplicationForm.aspx?lawfirm=417&id=4||Rolling, apply ASAP||Charlotte, NC||Read about the program here: https://www.meckbar.org/index.cfm?pg=cldc-program-details|
|Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellows Program (various employers)||Application found here: https://pdlg.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Fellows-APPLICATION-2021-Update.pdf||January 15, 2021||Philadelphia||Read about the program here: http://pdlg.net/fellows-program/|
|Davis Wright & Tremaine LLP Diversity Scholarship||Application found here: https://selfapply.dwt.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=229eab12-b274-47dd-8e29-7b4a512d533c||January 29, 2021||New York, Portland, San Francisco (Energy Focus), Seattle, Washington, D.C.||Read about the program here: https://careers.dwt.com/summer-associates|
|Latham & Watkins 1L Diversity Scholars Program||Application found here: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/ApplicationForm.aspx?lawfirm=42&id=515||Applications accepted on rolling basis until early 2021, apply ASAP||Nationwide, not including CO||Read about the program here: https://www.lw.com/pathwaysprogram|
|McGlinchey Stafford PLLC Diversity Fellowship Program||Application found here: https://virecruit.mcglinchey.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=ddc0f0a5-a1fd-49f4-b9b5-844575a3ab92||January 22, 2021||
Cleveland, New Orleans,
|Read about the program here: https://www.mcglinchey.com/firm/diversity-inclusion/diversity-fellowship-program/|
|O’Melveny & Myers LLP 1L Coleman Fellowship||Application found here: https://omelveny.careers.micronapps.com/job_post.aspx||January 31, 2021||Century City, Downtown Los Angeles, Newport Beach, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC.||Read about the program here: https://www.omm.com/careers/1l-diversity-fellowship|
|Stinson LLP Minority Fellowship||Application found here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=260e97b1-6cd3-486e-aeda-6110ff5bcbd6&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter||January 15, 2021||Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Louis||Read about the program here: https://www.stinson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-fellowship|
|Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship Program||Application found here: https://careers.tonkon.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=c2eeb8e2-1766-4ea4-a0c7-e8b6cb0b584b||January 8, 2021||Portland||Read about the program here: https://tonkon.com/law-student-program/diversity-fellowship-program.html|
|Munger Tolles & Olson Jay Fujitani 1L Diversity Summer Program||Application found here: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/ApplicationForm.aspx?lawfirm=51&id=0||February 14, 2021||San Francisco, Los Angeles||Read about the program here: https://www.mto.com/careers/jay-fujitani-1l-diversity-summer-program|
|Vorys 1L Diversity Fellowship||
How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript by January 20, 2021. Students may submit the required information by mail or email (PDF) to:
Jolie Havens, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, c/o Brittaney Schmidt, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, 52 East Gay Street, P.O. Box 1008, Columbus, OH 43216-1008
|January 10, 2021||Columbus, OH||Read about the program here: https://www.vorys.com/careers-students.html|
|Stoel Rives First-Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship||Applications found here: https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/searchResults?org=ZYQ6E7&cws=46||January 2, 2021||Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Minneapolis||Read about the program here: https://www.stoel.com/getmedia/a486dd63-33f7-42a7-8dae-31b2d68e6433/Stoel-2021-1L-Diversity-Fellowship.pdf|