Two programs geared toward first-year law students of color and other marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds will open their application periods in coming weeks. More information on each program is below, along with key dates for each. If interested, please plan to attend the upcoming Information Session for Mitchell Hamline students on November 4 (10-11am CST via zoom). You must register via Symplicity to receive the Zoom link in advance of the webinar. If you have any questions or need help registering via Symplicity, please contact your JD Career Counselor in the Office of Career & Professional Development, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TCDIP’s 1L Clerkship Program: For over a decade, the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Rotation Clerkship has helped to launch the careers of law students of color in the Twin Cities. TCDIP strengthens the legal talent pipeline with strategic partnerships between TCDIP Members from law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the summer, clerks gain valuable insights by working alongside in-house and law firm attorneys to develop relationships and sharpen their legal skills. Clerks also learn about the Twin Cities legal community by participating in mentoring and professional development programs organized by TCDIP. Read more about TCDIP’s 1L Summer Clerkship Program here.
About HCBA’s 1L Clerkship Program: The HCBA 1L Diversity Clerkship Program first began in the fall of 2005 under the direction of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The program places first-year law students from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds with Minnesota legal employers for a full-time, paid summer associate experience. Ultimately, the program hopes to find its participants becoming future partners and leaders in Minnesota’s legal community. The RCBA Diversity Committee has partnered with the HCBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee to support these efforts. Read more about the HCBA’s 1L Summer Clerkship Program here.
Upcoming Information Session for Mitchell Hamline Students: On November 4, 2022 from 10-11am CST, please join representatives from both TCDIP and the Hennepin County Bar Association to learn more about their respective programs for 1L Summer Law Clerks in the Twin Cities, as well as other opportunities available from local Affinity Bar Organizations. Please RSVP via Symplicity by Nov. 3 to receive the Zoom link in advance of the webinar (Go to Events > Workshops, or click here).
- October 23: HCBA Student Applications Open
- November 16: TCDIP 1L Clerkship Student Applications Open
- December 1: HCBA Applications Due
- January 15: TCDIP 1L Clerkship Applications Due