Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Diversity in Practice is a non-profit member association of 28 law firms and 12 corporate legal departments.
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. Students should expect to provide a complete
“summer” of full-time work, approximately 10-12 weeks.
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.
Award: Vaires. The amount of compensation will depend on each firm’s summer clerk program and will vary by firm.