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Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship

Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018


The 2018 CLDC program will consist of six weeks with a participating law firm; one week of educational events and interviews while still at hosting law firm; and three weeks with a participating legal department for a total of 10 weeks in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The start date for the 2018 CLDC program is set for May 14, 2018.

Potential students selected to participate in the 2018 CLDC program will be matched with a law firm and a corporate legal department. Although all of the law firms are located in downtown Charlotte, a number of the participating corporate legal departments are not.

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.

Please apply on the application website

*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 last three weeks of the program.