The ABA Business Law Section sponsors the Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students. Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices.
The Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program focus is on judicial clerkships, where diversity among judicial clerks remains disproportionately low. For law students, serving as a judicial law clerk is a mark of distinction and honor that will advance their future career opportunities in law practice, and academia, in government as high-level appointees, and in securing appointments to the bench. Clerkships in business law courts provide another unique and highly important benefit to law students: the ability to see a microcosm of business practice, and allow the student to become familiar with business issues. Such a background will prove invaluable to a career in business law, whether it be litigation or transactional work.
Applicants must be current first or second year law students attending an ABA-approved law school; be diverse; and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also be ABA Law Student Division and Business Law Section Members.
The application for the 2017 Diversity Clerkship program is now available here.
To apply for the 2017 Diversity Clerkship, please submit the required materials to Stephanie Rodriguez by December 30, 2016.
*First year law students may submit their law school transcript after the application deadline with approval from Stephanie Rodriguez.
For all details and information, please visit the website or ask your CDO advisor.