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Diversity Opportunities

This diversity opportunities page will be updated regularly in order to capture deadlines as they are posted by the sponsoring organizations. Please check back frequently for updates and confirm deadlines and requirements by reviewing the application/website of the sponsoring organization. We recommend that you apply well in advance of the deadline as many of these are considered on a rolling basis.

February

Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 28, 2017

ABA Commission on Disability Rights and Microsoft 1L Summer Internship
Deadline: February 17, 2017 by 5:00pm EST

California Bar Foundation - 3L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 16, 2016 by 5:00pm

K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: February 7, 2016 (Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.)

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Initiative
Deadline: February 12, 2016

American Health Lawyers Association - Diversity in Health Law Summer Internship
Deadline: February 6, 2017

Empire Justice Center Summer Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: March 7, 2016

Kenyon & Kenyon 1L Diversity Program
Deadline: February 28, 2015

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Deadline: February 12, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers 6th District 1L Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: February 28, 2014 by 12:00 pm Noon [2016 information not available]

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – 2L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2016

California Bar Foundation – Public Interest Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Boston Lawyers Group 1L Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: February 8, 2016

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 21, 2017

American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law
Deadline: The Fellowship is not currently offered.

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Dorothy L. Weller Philanthropic Educational Opportunities [P.E.O.] Scholarship for California Women in the Field of Law
Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Request an application between September 1 and January 10)

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
Deadline: February 8, 2016

California Bar Foundation, Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
Deadline: February 11, 2015

March

Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: 5:00pm PST on Friday, March 17, 2017

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1L Minority Environmental Internship
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, In. Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 4, 2016 by 5:00pm

Ms. JD Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship
Deadline: March 18, 2016

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA NC) Foundation – Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline: March 16, 2015 by 5pm PST [2016 information not available]

Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2016

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 7, 2016

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Robert M. Takasugi Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline: March 28, 2014 [2015 information currently not available]

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Community Foundation Sonoma County-Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2016 by 11:59 pm

Community Foundation Sonoma County - Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2016 by 11:59 pm

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2016

April

Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Zelle Hoffman Voelbel & Mason, LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Allen E. Broussard Scholarships
Deadline: April 20, 2015 [2016 information currently not available]

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2015 [2016 information currently not available]

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2016 by 5:00pm

San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section, Educational Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships (Bar Association of San Francisco)
Deadline: April 20, 2016

May

Bryan Cave/ NAPABA Law Foundation Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM EST [2016 information currently not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Jan Jancin Award
Deadline: May 27, 2016

California Bar Foundation - 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Deadline: May 1, 2016

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program – 1L
Deadline: May 27, 2016 by 5:00pm

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Lang Richert & Patch-Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2015 by 5:00 pm [2016 information not currently available]

Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: 2015 deadline has passed [2016 information not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2016

June

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Deadline: Registration deadline is June 2, 2016

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 1 until filled (no deadline provided)

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Deadline: June 23, 2016

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions-Law Students
Deadline: June 10, 2016

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2016

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: June 6. 2016

July

Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Deadline: July 25, 2016

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2016

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: July 8th, 2016

August

Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: August 19, 2016

Riddell Williams P.S. 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: August 15, 2016

National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
Deadline: August 2-4, 2017

Milbank Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis

Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Deadline: August 19, 2016

Sonoma County Women-in-Law Scholarship
Deadline: Not offered since 2014

September

CELA Employment Law Conference Scholarship/Grant
Deadline: September 5, 2016

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: September 5, 2016 (apply as soon as possible)

Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: [2016 information not available]

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 16, 2016

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program – 2L
Deadline: September 15, 2016

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Deadline: September 12, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 5, 2016

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: September 26, 2016

Arent Fox LLP 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 15, 2016 11:59 pm local time

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 1, 2016

October

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 23, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2016

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 23, 2016

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2015 [2016 information is not currently available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Scholarship not offered for 2016

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 7, 2016

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP Diversity Scholars Award
Deadline: October 31, 2016

November

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1 (11:59 pm EST)

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund
Deadline: November 18, 2016

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: November 30, 2016

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: November 23 , 2016

December

Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 16, 2016

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 30, 2016

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 9, 2016 at 3:00pm

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 21, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program - 1L
Deadline: December 31, 2016

January

William T. Coleman, Jr. 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 30, 2017

Meyers Nave 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Skadden 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: January 3, 2017

Stoel Rives LLP 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2017

HNBA 1L Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 20, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 11, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1L Diversity Pipeline Program
Deadline: January 16, 2017 by 8:00pm PST

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Deadline: January 6, 2017

Bracewell & Giuliani Joint Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: [2017 information currently not available]

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 9, 2017

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2016 [2017 deadline will be available on Dec. 1, 2016]

Mexican American Bar Association Federal Judicial Externship Program
Deadline: January 6, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM (to UC Davis Career Services Office)

Morrison & Foerster 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 12, 2017

JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
Deadline: January 13, 2017 at 5:00pm ET

Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1L Summer Clerkship Diversity Program
Deadline: January 25, 2016 [2017 information currently not available]

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - 1L LCLD Scholars Program
Deadline: Deadlines vary by organizations. Candidates must apply directly to the organizations.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2017

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 2016 [2017 Information not currently available]

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 22, 2016 by 12 p.m. [2017 information not currently available]

Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 10, 2017

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2017

Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Deadline: January 03, 2017

K&L Gates LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship - Seattle Office
Deadline: January 6, 2017

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 10, 2017 5:00pm PST

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 10, 2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships – Law
Deadline: January 10, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Japanese American Bar Association
Deadline: January 17, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 18, 2016 11:59 p.m. CT [2017 information not currently available]

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 13, 2017

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Baker Hostetler - Paul D. White Fellowship
Deadline: Denver - Janurary 11, 2017; Cleveland - January 20, 2017

Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship – Portland
Deadline: January 22, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 6, 2017

Ventura County Community Foundation
Deadline: January 29, 2017 by 10pm Pacific Time