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Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship

Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017 by 12 p.m.


The program will now have the capacity to invite up to seven students to participate and join the Charlotte legal community for twelve weeks during the summer, working six weeks for a law firm and six weeks with a corporate legal department. CLDC students will also participate in a variety of professional and social activities that highlight the cultural, social and professional benefits of living and working in Charlotte. 

CLDC employers provide each clerk with an unparalleled level of experience and exposure to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg legal profession. Participating students will work in a variety of practice areas, expand their professional network, and participate in an assortment of legal proceedings that may include, but are not limited to hearings, closings, depositions and trials.

Eligible candidates must submit the following application materials:

·         Resume

·         Copies of college and first semester law school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)*

·         Writing sample

·         A brief statement (1-2 pages) explaining how the applicant would contribute to the goal of creating a more diverse legal community in Charlotte, and why he or she would like to practice law in Charlotte.

Application materials must be submitted electronically.

*If first semester law school grades are not available by the application deadline, applicants should submit any available grades with their application and must submit additional grades as available.

Award: Each law firm will set the compensation for its clerk based on the compensation provided to its summer associates. The corporate legal departments will determine the weekly compensation for the second six weeks of the program.