Summer Opportunities for Diverse 2L’s

Please see the below table of summer opportunities for diverse 2L students, many of which have deadlines in early January.

Please contact Samantha Zandman at with any questions.

Sponsor / Program How to Apply Application Deadline Location(s) For more information
PELA Employment Law/Civil Rights Diverse Student Fellowship See attached flyer; the participating firms will participate in OCI; apply through the OCI portal on Symplicity January 15, 2021 Denver See attached flyer for more information.
Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program Application found here: Applications accepted on rolling basis until early 2021, apply ASAP Nationwide, not including CO Read about the program here:
McKool Smith Diversity Scholarship Application found here: February 1, 2021 Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York Read about the scholarship here:
ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Program Application found here: January 10, 2021 Nationwide Read about the program here:
ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program Application found here: January 8, 2021 Nationwide

Read about the program here:

The American Bar Association Business Law Section is committed to encouraging diversity in the Section by fostering a welcoming environment for all lawyers and promoting full and equal participation by all lawyers, including lawyers of color, women lawyers, gay and lesbian lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities (“Diverse Lawyers”). To further this mission, the Business Law Section sponsors the Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for four qualified diverse second year law students.  Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack.


By Samantha Zandman
Samantha Zandman