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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.

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

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Deadline: June 14, 2015

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions-Law Students
Deadline: June 5, 2015

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2015 [2016 info currently unavailable]

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

July

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

Riddell Williams P.S. 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Deadline: July 25, 2016

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: July 8th, 2015

August

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

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

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Deadline: August 28, 2015

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015

National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
Deadline: August 4-5, 2016

Milbank Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Fellowship offers are extended on a rolling basis during the 2L recruiting season, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Deadline: August 21, 2015

Sonoma County Women-in-Law Scholarship
Deadline: Applications are due by August 31, 2014

September

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: September 5, 2015

Carmody & Torrance LLP and Northeast Utilities Legal Department Diversity Scholar Program
Deadline: [2015 information currently not available]

Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2015

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: Submit a completed application between June 15 and September 15, 2015

Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: All applications materials must be received by September 15, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 program

Riddell Williams P.S. – 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: Firm is not currently recruiting for our Summer Associate or Diversity Fellowship programs.

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program – 2L
Deadline: August 31, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: September 26, 2014

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 1, 2015

October

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 23, 2015

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 30, 2015 *Deadline Extended*

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship/Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
Deadline: October 31, 2014 [2015 information currently not available]

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2015

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Deadline: October 2, 2015

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2015

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

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 2, 2015

November

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1, 2015

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2015

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: November 23 , 2015

December

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 21, 2015 5:00 p.m. EST

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: December 4, 2015

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program - 1L
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: December 12, 2014 [2015 information not currently available]

January

HNBA 1L Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 20, 2016 5:00pm EST

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 11, 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1L Diversity Pipeline Program
Deadline: January 11, 2016 by 8:00pm (PST)

Walmart Legal Department / Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars
Deadline: January 31, 2015 [2016 information not currently available]

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Deadline: January 8, 2016

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Bracewell & Giuliani Joint Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 24, 2014 [2016 information currently not available]

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 11, 2016

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2016

Mexican American Bar Association Federal Judicial Externship Program
Deadline: January 6, 2016

Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM (to UC Davis Career Services Office)

Morrison & Foerster 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning Foundation
Deadline: January 11, 2016 by 5:00pm EST (early applications are highly encouraged)

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2016 by 3:00pm

Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1L Summer Clerkship Diversity Program
Deadline: January 25, 2016

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, 2016 (Students are encouraged to apply early as firms will consider applications as they are received)

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 4, 2016

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 2016

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 22, 2016 by 12 p.m.

Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 13, 2016

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2016

Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Deadline: January 05, 2016

K&L Gates LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship - Seattle Office
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2016

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2016

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 25, 2016

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships – Law
Deadline: January 10, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Japanese American Bar Association
Deadline: January 17, 2016

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Arent Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 20, 2016 11:59 p.m. local time

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 18, 2016 11:59 p.m. CT

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 10, 2016

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Baker Hostetler - Paul D. White Fellowship
Deadline: January 16, 2016

Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship – Portland
Deadline: January 22, 2016

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2016

Ventura County Community Foundation
Deadline: January 29, 2016 by 10pm Pacific Time

February

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 8, 2016

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 14, 2014 [2015 information not currently available]

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 Procter & MassMutual / Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 19, 2016

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

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

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