This blog will act as a hub for events and information pertaining to particular affinity groups. Here, you will find various conferences, job fairs, and networking opportunities. Additionally, you will find postings and articles that describe unique issues facing sub-groups within our society.
DIVERSITY includes but is not limited to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, diversity inludes each and every one of us because we are all unique.
“We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.” Mahnaz Afkhami
Posts to the Dimensions of Diversity Blog and all other CSD Blogs will be available in one location. Check out the Career Crossroads Blog to review all your career and professional development resources. Click http://fcsl.edu/blogs/careercrossroads/ to begin the journey!
9th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for
Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
Friday, August 9, 2013
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Washington DC / Arlington
We invite you to join us to interview returning Fall 2012 law students and lawyers with disabilities from law schools across the country! Employers will be able to prescreen all applicant materials via an email link sent by the IMPACT coordinators.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
(Employer Registration Deadline – Thursday, July 11, 2013)
(Student/Graduate Registration Deadline – Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:59 pm)
“Summer in the Capital” Fall Preview Event
The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2015) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This will be a great opportunity for employers and students to network before the start of the fall recruitment season. Employers who are not a member of WALRAA are welcome to register.
- Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
- Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW
Interested employers should register using the following link:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPFX7PB
Interested students should register using the following link:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/92GGD33
*All employer registrations and student RSVPs must be received by Monday, June 3, 2013. A confirmation email with additional details will be sent in advance of the event.
For more information on the “Summer in the Capital” event, please contact our WALRAA Diversity Committee Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contact information can be found on our Committees page.
The 9th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 9-10, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City’s leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.
The HDLJF will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will kick off with an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, August 9th at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast, interviewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a luncheon at which participants will be greeted and addressed by a special Keynote Speaker.
Please register as soon as possible. Students who register before May 24th will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. The final deadline for registering is June 22, 2013.
Click Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair for more information.
If you registered for SEMJF in April, you should have received a username and password for SEMJF Symplicity. As a registrant, you are now able to view the list of employers and apply for job opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at email@example.com.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will soon launch their Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program. This program was established in 2009 as a part of the Firm’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity both at our Firm and in the legal profession as a whole. The Firm will offer three scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson. Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices.
To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of law school, (2) be a member of a group traditionally under-represented at large law firms; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm. Joint degree candidates must have successfully completed two years of a JD program.
Application Process and Deadline
Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 21, 2013. Once applications are being accepted, interested students may submit their application online and attach the below listed documents. A link to the application will be made available to your Career Services Office in just a few weeks.
- Personal statement explaining your interest in the scholarship program, how diversity has influenced your life, how it impacts the legal profession and any challenges you have to overcome (Single spaced, please limit to 500 words)
- Undergraduate transcript(s)
- Law school transcript (Including Fall and Spring semester grades)
- Legal writing sample (Please limit to 10 pages)
- One written professional recommendation
Please keep a lookout for an e-mail from Career Services within the next few weeks, inviting you to start applying for this program. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Hunt, Firm Diversity Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 726-5567 OR Helen Beasley, Firm Recruiting Assistant, at email@example.com or (205) 244-3833