Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship

Gain Experience at Both a Law Firm and a Corporation

First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working in an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Their mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

How Does the Program Work?

This program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color. Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the nation’s best law firms. As part of the law firm clerkship, the students will spend one “rotation” (typically 3 to 4 weeks) working in the law department of a major corporation. Not only will the clerk get valuable legal training essential for success at most law firms, the clerk will gain “real world” insights into the fast-paced environment of a corporate law department. 

It’s Easy to Apply!

  • Read the Frequently-Asked Questions for further details about the program
  • E-mail your resume, transcript and a cover letter to any or all of the participating law firms on the website. In your cover letter, reference the ‘Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Summer Rotation Clerkship’ and explain the following:

–Why are you interested in the Twin Cities legal market?

–What do you hope to gain from a summer split between a law firm and corporate legal department?

  • Apply now! Firms will begin considering applications as they are received. Deadline for applying is January 15, 2013.

For additional information, please visit the website.