The Sacramento County Bar Association (“SCBA") is committed to promoting and increasing diversity in area law firms. The Summer Fellowship Program demonstrates that commitment by providing diverse students an opportunity to work in a law firm between the first and second years of law school.
Goals of the SCBA Fellowship Program are:
- To introduce diverse first-year law students to the work, requirements, and culture of majority law firms;
- To help them develop skills, confidence and resume credentials and to make professional contacts for the future; and
- To encourage them to consider law firms in their career planning
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria
- A first-year student at UC Davis School of Law or be a first-year day or second-year evening student at McGeorge School of Law.
Be a person of a racial or ethnic group that is under-represented in the legal profession, LGBT, a person with a disability, or can otherwise articulate how s/he is diverse and how his/her diversity is under-represented in the legal profession.
Must meet the academic eligibility requirements by meeting the definition of a student in good standing, as set by each participating school. Each Registrar will certify the academic eligibility of each applicant; only applications from candidates who meet this minimum qualification will be forwarded to the SCBA.
- Be eligible to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
This is a ten-week Summer Fellowship Program with a strong educational component. Students are placed at a participating firm on a random basis. Selected Fellows will be paid at least the equivalent to $20.00/per hour based on an assumed 40 hour work week.
Application form is available on Sacramento County Bar Association, 2022 Summer Fellowship Program posting on Symplicity.