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Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program

Application Period: December 1-7, 2018

Deadline: December 7, 2018


The Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program (the Program) is sponsored by the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), and the Contra Costa Bar Association (CCCBA) to provide first year minority law students experience in law firms that they might not otherwise be able to access. 

First year minority students from Boalt Hall, UC Hastings, UC Davis, Golden Gate, Santa Clara, Stanford, University of San Francisco, and McGeorge are invited to participate. Minority law students are those defined by the national Association for Law Placement, e.g., native Americans, Alaska Natives, Asians, Indians (sub-continent), African Americans, Other Blacks, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Other Hispanics, Gender, LGBT and Disability. Although this program is intended to encourage participation by minority students, all students are eligible to apply for consideration.

Only students who will have completed their first year of law school by the summer they are seeking employment in the Program (the "Program summer") are eligible to participate. Eligible students include part-time students who have completed one year of law school by the Program summer. It also includes students who began law school in January of the year preceding the Program summer. Students must be in good academic standing as defined by the respective law schools to participate in the Program. Students must be able to provide proof of ability to become lawfully employed in this country.

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Award: Students are to be paid the standard summer clerk salary for their particular employer. Salaries may vary from employer to employer.