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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

Drinker and Biddle & Reath LLP Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
Deadline: August 19, 2018

Deborah J. Broyles Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Dominican Bar Association Law School Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program
Deadline: July 18, 2018 at 5:00pm (PT)

August

Goodwin 2L Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: August 18, 2017

Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018

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

Vinson And Elkins Diversity Fellowships
Deadline: Auguat 31, 2017

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

September

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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2018

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

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

Summer 2018 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 22, 2017

John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: October 20, 2017

Fresno County Bar Association - Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 15, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Hispanic Bar Association (HBA) of Orange County Wally Davis Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund
Deadline: October 20, 2017

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2018 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 23, 2017

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Hon. Patricia Herron & Hon. Ellen James Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2015 [2017 information is not currently available]

Fresno County Bar Association - Harry Zekian Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Scholarship not offered for 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 6, 2017

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP Diversity Scholars Award
Deadline: October 31, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

November

Harvey Fellows Program
Deadline: November 1, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship
Deadline: November 24, 2017

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2017

December

Fenwick & West 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 15, 2017

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 29, 2017

Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: December 8, 2017

National LGBT Bar Association Prudential Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 21, 2015 [2018 information not currently available]

La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Charitable Foundation-Supreme Court Summer Clerkship Program
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m

Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, INC. Scholarships
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program - 1L
Deadline: December 31, 2017

January

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

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

Reed Smith/McKesson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: 5:00pm PST on Friday, January 26, 2018

O’Melveny & Myers, William T. Coleman, Jr. 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Meyers Nave Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2018 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]

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 12, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 [2018 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 15, 2018 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 [2018 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 16, 2018

Cooley Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: January 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

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

Best Best & Krieger LLP First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2018 11:59 p.m. CT

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 12, 2018

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

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

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

Baker Botts 1L Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Baker Botts/AT&T 1L IP Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: February 28, 2018

ABA Commission on Disability Rights and Microsoft 1L Summer Internship
Deadline: February 16, 2018 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 5, 2018

Empire Justice Center Summer Diversity Clerkship Program
Deadline: March 7, 2016 [2018 information not currently available]

Kenyon & Kenyon 1L Diversity Program
Deadline: February 28, 2015 [2018 information not currently available]

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP-Jay Fujitani 1L Diversity Summer Program
Deadline: February 16, 2018

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2017 [ 2018 information not currently available]

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Law Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 2, 2018

California Bar Foundation – Public Interest Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016 [2018 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 26, 2018

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

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2018

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

California Bar Foundation, Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship
Deadline: February 11, 2015 [2018 information not currently available]

March

Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Reed Smith/Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, In. Diversity Fellowship Program
Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 [2018 information not available]

Ms. JD Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm Central Time

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP –Annual Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2018

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

Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Defense Research Institute – Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2018

Fredrikson & Bryon Foundation Minority Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017 [2018 information currently not available]

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: March 9, 2018

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2018

American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation - Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2018

San Mateo County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section, Educational Foundation
Deadline: March 15, 2017 [2018 information currently not available)

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
Deadline: March 18, 2018

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Community Foundation Sonoma County-Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

Community Foundation Sonoma County - Honorable Gayle Guynup Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 2, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2018

April

Pride Law Fund Steven Richter Fellowship
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 2, 2018

Zelle LLP Diversity in Law Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2018

Allen E. Broussard Scholarships
Deadline: April 28, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Incorporated Society of Irish/American Lawyers Scholarship
Deadline: April 14, 2017 [2018 information currently not available]

Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
Deadline: April 27, 2018

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Scholarship
Deadline: April 6, 2018

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships (Bar Association of San Francisco)
Deadline: April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm

May

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2018

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018

Jan Jancin Award
Deadline: May 27, 2018

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarships
Deadline: May 1, 2018

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program – 1L
Deadline: May 25, 2018

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leesfield Law Student Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018

Lang Richert & Patch Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015 [2018 information not currently available]

Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity Fellowship
Deadline: 2015 deadline has passed [2017 information not available]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018

June

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017 [2018 information not currently available]

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Deadline: Registration deadline is June 29, 2018

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Deadline: June 17, 2018

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions-Law Students
Deadline: June 12, 2017

California Bar Foundation - 1L Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2016 [2017 information not currently available]

The Korean American Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: June 6. 2016 [2017 information not currently available]