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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.

July

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 20, 2015

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: July 8th, 2015

August

National LGBT Bar Association Lavendar Law Conference & Career Fair
Deadline: August 5-7, 2015

Milbank Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Applications for the 2016 Fellowship Program will be available to 2L students in Summer 2015

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

Sonoma County Women-in-Law Scholarship
Deadline: [2015 information not currently available]

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: [2015 information not currently available]

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Deadline: [2015 information not currently available]

Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: [2015 information not currently available]

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: [2015 information not currently available]

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: September 5, 2014

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2014

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

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 1, 2014

October

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship/Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
Deadline: October 31, 2014

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 17, 2014

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 1, 2014

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Fresno County Bar Association - Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 3, 2014

November

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: November 12 , 2014

December

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 26, 2014

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: December 8, 2014

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program - 1L
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP – Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: December 12, 2014

January

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1L Diversity Pipeline Program
Deadline: January 12, 2015 by 8:00pm (PST)

Reed Smith/Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, In. Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 6, 2015

Walmart Legal Department / Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars
Deadline: January 31, 2015

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Deadline: January 9, 2015 (Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis)

Bracewell & Giuliani Joint Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 24, 2014 [The Seattle office will not offer the fellowship for summer 2015]

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 12, 2015

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Mexican American Bar Association Federal Judicial Externship Program
Deadline: January 16, 2015

Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM (to UC Davis Career Services Office)

Morrison & Foerster 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 16, 2015

Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning Foundation
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on January 5, 2015 (early applications are highly encouraged)

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2015 at 3pm

Hewlett-Packard Company 1L Summer Clerkship Diversity Program
Deadline: January 22, 2015

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 5 , 2015 by 5:00 p.m. EDT

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 16, 2015 (Students are encouraged to apply early as firms will consider applications as they are received)

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 5, 2015

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 23, 2015

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 23, 2015 by 12 p.m.

Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2015

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 14, 2015

Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Deadline: January 05, 2015

K&L Gates LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 17 [2015 information not currently available]

Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2014 [2015 information not currently available]

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 16, 2015

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships – Law
Deadline: January 12, 2015, by 5:00 P.M. Central Time

Japanese American Bar Association
Deadline: January 18, 2015

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
Deadline: January 16, 2015

Humane Studies Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 30, 2015

Arent Fox LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. local time

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 19, 2015 11:59 p.m. CT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 9, 2015

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Baker Hostetler - Paul D. White Fellowship
Deadline: Cincinnati: Janurary 16, 2015 - Orlando: February 6, 2015

Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship – Portland
Deadline: January 14, 2015

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 12, 2015

Ventura County, CA Community Foundation-Roy A. Gustafson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: January 12, 2015

February

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

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Deadline: February 28, 2015. 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

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: February 15, 2015

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

Boston Lawyers Group 1L Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: February 10, 2014 [2015 information not currently available]

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 13, 2015

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)

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

March

Ms. JD Fellowship
Deadline: March 27, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship
Deadline: March 20, 2015

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA NC) Foundation – Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline: March 16, 2015 by 5pm PST

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

Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2015

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 6, 2015

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships
Deadline: March 14, 2014

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

Goodwin Procter & MassMutual / Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color
Deadline: March 13, 2015

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Community Foundation Sonoma County-Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2015 by 11:59 pm

Community Foundation Sonoma County - Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2015 by 11:59 pm

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2014

April

Pride Law Fund Summer Fellowship
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Zelle Hoffman Voelbel & Mason, LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Allen E. Broussard Scholarships
Deadline: April 20, 2015

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2015

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship
Deadline: April 3, 2015 by 5:00pm

San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section, Educational Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships (Bar Association of San Francisco)
Deadline: April 10, 2015

May

Bryan Cave/ NAPABA Law Foundation Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015 - 9:00 PM EST

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Jan Jancin Award
Deadline: May 29, 2015

California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Deadline: May 1, 2015

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program – 1L
Deadline: May 29, 2015 by Midnight

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Lang Richert & Patch-Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: 2015 deadline has passed

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2015

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

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