Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Announces The Opening for Applications for the 2014 TCDIP 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship Program!

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.

What is Twin Cities Diversity in Practice? Diversity in Practice is a non-profit member association of 29 law firms and 13 corporate legal departments. Their mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community. Diversity in Practice is also dedicated to promoting the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as a great place for attorneys of color to develop professionally and personally.

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.

Who is eligible for the Summer Rotation? Any student who has completed one year of law school is eligible for this program. This program was created to promote the Twin Cities legal community to 1L students of color and others outside of Minnesota who are interested in exploring a legal career in the Twin Cities. Students from racial and ethnic groups historically under-represented in the legal profession, including Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American and Latino/a students, are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, including FAQ’s and how to apply, please visit the website or Symplicity.