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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.

March

Wilson Sonsini 2021 1L Student Diversity Summit
Deadline: February 26, 2021 at 5pm PT

1L LCLD Scholar Opportunities with LCLD Members
Deadline: Various deadlines dependent on organization

2020 Finnegan’s Inaugural Corporate 1L Diversity Partnership
Deadline: March 1, 2020 (On a rolling basis) [2021 information not available]

Douglas Arant Public Interest Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: March 6, 2020 [2021 information not available]

Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, In. Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 [2020 information not available]

Ms. JD Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm Central Time [2021 information not available]

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 29, 2021

Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. [2020 information not available]

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017 [2020 information currently not available]

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 4, 2021

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis (open until early 2021)

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP – 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2020

Community Foundation Sonoma County-Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2020 information not currently available]

Community Foundation Sonoma County - Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2020 information not currently available]

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2021

April

Delaware-State Bar Association Judicial Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: April 5, 2021

Pride Law Fund Steven Richter Fellowship
Deadline: April 15, 2018 [ 2020 Info not available]

Allen E. Broussard Scholarships
Deadline: April 28, 2017 [2020 information not currently available]

Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline: April 26, 2019 (2021 information currently not available)

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: [2021 information expected in early spring]

San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section, Educational Foundation
Deadline: April 15, 2020 [2021 information not avaliable]

May

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
Deadline: May 15, 2020

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2020

Jan Jancin Award
Deadline: May 29, 2020

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Deadline: May 15, 2020

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program – 1L
Deadline: [2020 information not currently available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2020

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2020

Lang Richert & Patch Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015 [2020 information not currently available]

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: 2020 deadline has passed. Applications for 2021 Fellowships will open in late summer of 2020.

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2020

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships (Bar Association of San Francisco)
Deadline: May 22, 2020

June

16th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
Deadline: June 12, 2020

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Deadline: June 23, 2019 [ 2020 information not currently available]

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: June 22, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions-Law Students
Deadline: June 19, 2020

California Bar Foundation - 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2020

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2020

July

Drinker and Biddle & Reath LLP Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
Deadline: August 19, 2018 [2021 Fellowship will open late Summer of 2020]

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: Rolling until July 15, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

Deborah J. Broyles Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Deadline: July 15, 2020

Arent Fox LLP 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 21, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

August

Riddell Williams P.S. 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: August 15, 2016 [2020 information not currently available]

National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
Deadline: August 11, 2020

Milbank Diversity Scholarships
Deadline: August 15, 2016 [2020 information not currently available]

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: students are encouraged to submit applications at their earliest convenience.

Sonoma County Women-in-Law Scholarship
Deadline: 2020 information not currently available

September

CELA Employment Law Conference Scholarship/Grant
Deadline: September 5, 2016 [2020 information not currently available]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2020

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

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

Caldwell Leslie Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: [2020 information not available]

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP –Annual Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2019 [2020 information not currently available]

La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County
Deadline: September 20, 2019 5:00pm [2020 information not currently available]

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: September 14, 2018 [2020 information not currently available]

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: September 7, 2020 5:00pm

Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2020

October

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project
Deadline: October 30, 2020

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 1, 2020

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 20, 2017 [2020 information is not currently available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2016 [2020 information not currently available]

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 26, 2018 [2020 information not available]

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: October 29, 2020 (by 2:00pm EST)

Fresno County Bar Association - Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Scholarship not offered for 2016 [2020 information not currently available]

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP Diversity Scholars Award
Deadline: October 31, 2016 [2020 application open in Fall]

November

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Deadline: Registration deadline is November 20, 2020

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1, 2020 (11:59 pm EST)

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Summer Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 21, 2020

December

MABA Judicial Externship Program
Deadline: December 18, 2020

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) 2020 Diversity Summer Law Fellowship
Deadline: December 16, 2019 at 11:59pm [2020 information not currently available]

Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: December 18, 2020

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 4, 2020

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: [2020 information not currently available]

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships – Law
Deadline: December 1, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Fish & Richardson 2021 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 30, 2020

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: December 4, 2020

January

2021 Los Angeles 1L Diversity Fellowship w/ Kaiser Permanente
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Max J. Madrid Law Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2021

2021 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project
Deadline: January 10, 2021 at 5pm EST

PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program
Deadline: January 10, 2021

1L Diversity Scholar Program
Deadline: January 13, 2020

White & Case 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2020

Fenwick & West 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Adobe + Perkins Coie Two Steps Ahead Scholars Program
Deadline: January 4, 2021

Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2021

O’Melveny & Myers, William T. Coleman, Jr. 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Meyers Nave Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 8, 2021 at 12:00 Noon (PST)

Skadden 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: January 6, 2020 [2021 information coming in fall 2020]

Stoel Rives LLP 2L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2017 [2020 information not currently available]

Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2021

K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
Deadline: Deadlines vary by location

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 10, 2020 [2021 information coming later in Fall 2020]

PG&E Law Department Diversity Internship Program
Deadline: No deadline given

ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program for 1Ls and 2Ls
Deadline: January 21, 2021

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: January 8, 2021

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 13, 2021

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

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: Deadline not given

Sacramento County Bar Association Summer Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2021 at 5:00pm

Morrison & Foerster, Wetmore 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 29, 2021

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Deadline: January 10, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1L Summer Clerkship Diversity Program
Deadline: January [2020 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: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship
Deadline: January 17, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2021

Dinsmore Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 18, 2021

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 23, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: January 13, 2019 at 11:59pm [2021 information not currently available]

Boston Lawyers Group 1L Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 2, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship
Deadline: January 22, 2021

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: July 26, 2020 [Instructions on how to apply for the 2022 Diversity Scholarship will be posted in the spring of 2021]

Davis Wright Tremaine – 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 29, 2021

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 2, 2021

Blackstone Legal Fellowship
Deadline: January 7, 2021

K&L Gates LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship - Seattle Office
Deadline: January 5, 2020

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 6, 2021

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 9, 2018 [2020 information not currently available]

Japanese American Bar Association
Deadline: January 19, 2020 [2020-2021 information not yet available]

Dorothy L. Weller Philanthropic Educational Opportunities (P.E.O.) Scholarship for California Women in the Field of Law
Deadline: January 10, 2021

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 4, 2021

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 18, 2021 for 1Ls; February 26, 2021 for 2Ls

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2021

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2019 [2020-2021 information not currently available]

Baker Hostetler - Paul D. White Fellowship
Deadline: Deadline varies by location

Tonkon Torp 1L Diversity Fellowship – Portland
Deadline: January 8, 2021

Donald W. Banner Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 6, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Ventura County Community Foundation
Deadline: January 30, 2019 [2020-2021 information is not currently available]

February

CLA Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section's Inclusion and Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 26, 2021

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: February 12, 2021

Allen Matkins 1L Diversity Scholar Progrm
Deadline: February 14, 2021

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
Deadline:

Diversity Summer Fellowship
Deadline: February 1, 2019 [2021 information not currently available]

Baker Botts Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: Deadline not given

Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: Deadline not given

ABA Commission on Disability Rights and Microsoft 1L Summer Internship
Deadline: February 14, 2020 by 5:00pm EST [2021 information not yet available]

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1L Minority Environmental Internship
Deadline: February 4, 2019 [2021 information is not currently available]

HNBA/Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program
Deadline: February 22, 2019 by 5:00pm [2021 information not currently available]

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: [2021 information not available]

Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: Deadline for 2021 not given

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP-Jay Fujitani 1L Diversity Summer Program
Deadline: February 14, 2021 (though applications are are considered on a rolling basis)

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2021 - now closed

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 21, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 26, 2021

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 26, 2021

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

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 7, 2020 [2021 information not yet available]

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 5, 2021