Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program

The Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program: A Unique Program Allowing First-Year Law Students to Experience Law Practice within a Law Firm and a Corporate Legal Department

The Mecklenburg County Bar is pleased to offer the 2009 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program. This internship opportunity is a highly competitive program that places first-year law students who advance the value of diversity with corporate law departments and law firms in Charlotte, North Carolina. The twelve-week summer clerkship will allow the selected first-year law students to spend the first six weeks working as a summer associate in the Charlotte office of one participating law firm and the second six weeks working in the Charlotte law department of one of the corporate partners.

Students who are selected will fully participate in the summer programs of the participating law departments and law firms and will be compensated by those entities at the same level as other first-year summer associates. The law students will participate in professional, civic and social activities that highlight the benefits of practicing law and living in the progressive and dynamic city of Charlotte, North Carolina. More information is available at

Participating law departments for 2009 are Bank of America, Compass Group, Duke Energy, Goodrich, TIAA-CREF and Wachovia. The participating law firms are Alston & Bird LLP; Hunton & Williams, LLP; K&L Gates LLP; Mayer Brown, LLP; McGuire Woods LLP; Moore & Van Allen, PLLC; Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.; and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. Up to ten clerkship positions are available.