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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.

June

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Deadline: Registration deadline is June 29, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Deadline: June 23, 2019

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions-Law Students
Deadline: June 10, 2019

California Bar Foundation - 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 16, 2019

Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Deadline: June 03, 2019

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: June 13, 2019

July

Drinker and Biddle & Reath LLP Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
Deadline: August 19, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

Deborah J. Broyles Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

August

Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: August 24, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

Riddell Williams P.S. 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: August 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
Deadline: [2019 information not currently available]

Milbank Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: August 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

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

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: Through January 11, 2019 for 1L application and Summer of 2019 for 2L application

Sonoma County Women-in-Law Scholarship
Deadline: 2019 information not currently available

September

CELA Employment Law Conference Scholarship/Grant
Deadline: September 5, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2018 [2019 information available in Spring]

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: On a rolling basis (apply as soon as possible)

Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2019

Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: [2019 information not available]

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 16, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program – 2L
Deadline: September 15, 2016 [2019 information available in December]

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Deadline: [2019 information not currently available]

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: September 14, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 2, 2019

Arent Fox LLP 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

October

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 20, 2017 [2019 information is not currently available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 26, 2018 [2019 information not available]

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2019 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 11,2018 [2020 information currently not available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Scholarship not offered for 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 5, 2018 [2019 information not available until June]

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP Diversity Scholars Award
Deadline: October 31, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

November

Summer 2019 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 12, 2018 [ 2020 Info not available]

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1, 2019 (11:59 pm EST)

December

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 7, 2018

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program
Deadline: [2019 information not currently available]

La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Charitable Foundation-Supreme Court Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program - 1L
Deadline: December 31, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: December 7, 2018 [2019 Information Not Available]

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 4, 2019 [2019 information not currently available]

January

White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 14, 2019

Vinson & Elkins’ 1L Diversity Fellows
Deadline: January 19, 2018

Fenwick & West 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 7, 2019

Adobe + Perkins Coie Two Steps Ahead Scholars Program
Deadline: January 17, 2018

Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 25, 2019 by 5:00pm PST

O’Melveny & Myers, William T. Coleman, Jr. 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Meyers Nave Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2019 at 12:00 Noon (PST)

Skadden 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: January 3, 2018

Stoel Rives LLP 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2019

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1L Minority Environmental Internship
Deadline: January 19, 2018

K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: January 31, 2018

HNBA/Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 20, 2016 [2018 information not currently available]

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 11, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1L Diversity Pipeline Program
Deadline: January 16, 2017 by 8:00pm PST [2018 information not currently available]

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program for 1Ls and 2Ls
Deadline: January 11, 2019

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: January 7, 2019 by 11:59 PM CT

Bracewell & Giuliani Joint Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: [2018 information currently not available]

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 8, 2018

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: Until Filled (no deadline provided)

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 6, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Mexican American Bar Association Federal Judicial Externship Program
Deadline: January 6, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

Sacramento County Bar Association Summer Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM (to UC Davis Career Services email)

Morrison & Foerster, Wetmore 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2018

JRC-JTB Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
Deadline: January 13, 2017 at 5:00pm ET [2019 information currently not available]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1L Summer Clerkship Diversity Program
Deadline: January 25, 2016 [2018 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 21, 2019

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 5, 2018

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: January 13, 2019 at 11:59pm

Boston Lawyers Group 1L Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 3, 2018

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018

Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 9, 2018

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 6, 2019

Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Deadline: January 03, 2018

K&L Gates LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship - Seattle Office
Deadline: January 5, 2018

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2018 5:00pm PST

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2018

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships – Law
Deadline: January 10, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Japanese American Bar Association
Deadline: January 6, 2018

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 17, 2018

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 21, 2019

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2019

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2018

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Baker Hostetler - Paul D. White Fellowship
Deadline: Denver - Janurary 12, 2018; Cleveland - January 19, 2018

Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship – Portland
Deadline: January 12, 2018

Ventura County Community Foundation
Deadline: January 28, 2018 by 10pm Pacific Time

February

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Deadline: Febraury 28, 2019

Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Baker Botts 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2019

ABA Commission on Disability Rights and Microsoft 1L Summer Internship
Deadline: February 15, 2019 by 5:00pm EST

California Bar Foundation - 3L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2018 by 5:00pm

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Initiative
Deadline: The Diversity Initiatives Fund General Grants program has been suspended until further notice

American Health Lawyers Association - Diversity in Health Law Summer Internship
Deadline: February (not available yet for 2019)

Empire Justice Center Summer Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: March 7, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Kenyon & Kenyon 1L Diversity Program
Deadline: February 28, 2015 [2019 information not currently available]

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP-Jay Fujitani 1L Diversity Summer Program
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: Check Back in the Fall

California Bar Foundation – Public Interest Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016 [2019 information not currently available]

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 25, 2019

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

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Dorothy L. Weller Philanthropic Educational Opportunities (P.E.O.) Scholarship for California Women in the Field of Law
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2019

California Bar Foundation, Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
Deadline: February 11, 2015 [2019 information not currently available]

March

Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, In. Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 [2019 information not available]

Ms. JD Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm Central Time

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP –Annual Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA NC) Foundation – Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017 [2019 information currently not available]

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 7, 2019

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: March 15, 2019

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Community Foundation Sonoma County-Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Community Foundation Sonoma County - Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2019

April

Pride Law Fund Steven Richter Fellowship
Deadline: April 15, 2018 [ 2019 Info not available]

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2018 (by 2:00pm EST) [2020 information not available until April 2019]

Allen E. Broussard Scholarships
Deadline: April 28, 2017 [2019 information not currently available]

Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2019

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline: April 26, 2019

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: April 27, 2018 [2019 information not currently available]

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship
Deadline: April 7, 2019

San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section, Educational Foundation
Deadline: April 5, 2019

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships (Bar Association of San Francisco)
Deadline: April 19, 2019 by 5:00pm

May

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2018 [2019 Scholarship not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018 [2019 info not available]

Jan Jancin Award
Deadline: May 24, 2019

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Deadline: May 1, 2019

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program – 1L
Deadline: May 25, 2018 [2019 info not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018 [2019 info not available]

Lang Richert & Patch Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015 [2019 information not currently available]

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: 2015 deadline has passed [2019 information not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019