Pledge to Diversity Program & Other Summer Opportunities for Diverse 1L’s

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 szandman@law.du.edu 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:

https://www.cooley.com/careers/summer-associates/diversity-fellowship

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:

  1. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  2. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

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,

Washington D.C.

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

 

 

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