The ABA Business Law Section is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Diversity Clerkship Program.
We invite you to encourage any qualified students to apply for this program and you may find using this flyer or digital image helpful in your promotional efforts.
The Diversity Clerkship Program is a summer program that provides business
law clerkship placements for qualified diverse first or second year law
students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the
business law field and exposure to business practices.
The purpose of the Diversity Clerkship Program is to provide hands-on
experience and exposure in Business Law to law students. Roles and
responsibilities of selected Diversity Clerkship participants include but
are not limited to the following:
Drafting memoranda and opinions
Networking with local attorneys and judges
In addition to a placement in a business court clerkship, Diversity
Clerkship participants will also receive a stipend of $3,000 to cover
living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.
Applicants must be considered diverse in one of the following ways: law
student of color; women; law students with disabilities; LGBT law students;
and/or students who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as
a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to
becoming a law student. In evaluating a student's diversity, the Section
will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or
economic disadvantages such as physical disability, financial constraints,
or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.
Applicants also must be ABA and Business Law Section Members. For full
details to apply, visit ambar.org/blclerkship.