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
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
Delaware Minority Job Fair
The Delaware Minority Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites students at your law school to apply for an invitation to participate in the 2013 Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-Year Law Students, which will be held at the Wilmington, Delaware campus of Widener University School of Law on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in recruiting minority law students for the purpose of increasing diversity in the Delaware bar. The Job Fair, an invitation-only event, is limited to students interested in employment opportunities in Delaware who will be in their second or third year of law school during the 2013-14 academic year. While minority law students are the focus of this event, the Job Fair accepts applications from all interested students.
The application deadline is Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair to Kimberly L. Gattuso, Job Fair Administrator, at (302) 651-3246 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Southeastern Minority Job Fair
July 26, 2013 – July 27, 2013
Marietta, Georgia – Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest
- Registration is free and it begins on April 3, 2013.
- Students can register during Coffee Wednesday or on Symplicity.
- Students can begin applying for jobs and submitting application materials on SEMJF Symplicity on May 16, 2013. Only students that are invited to interview with an employer or as an alternate are permitted to attend the job fair.
- For more information log on to www.semjf.org
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Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
A FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS
March 23, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Florida A&M University College of Law
The primary goal of the program is to provide law students with a foundational guide for success in their preparation to enter the legal field. The program will include resume’ and writing sample editing and advice on the proper dress for various professional settings. There will be a special presentation by Judge Carole Y. Taylor of the Fourth District Court of Appeal on “Judicial Clerkships in a Nutshell.” Daryl Manning will provide information on behalf of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners regarding the application process.
Interested Students should rsvp immediately to the VHFCNBA Student Liaison, Ashlee A. Pouncy at AshleeApouncy@gmail.com.
THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA BAR
Please bring a résumé and/or writing sample (10 pages or less) to the event.
12:00-12:15pm Introduction and Welcome (including registration & document submission)
12:15 – 1:15pm Judicial Clerkships in a Nutshell by Judge Carole Y. Taylor
1:15 – 2:15pm Lunch (including presentation: What Not To Wear Fashion Show)
2:15 – 3:15pm Overview of Florida Board of Bar Examiners Application Process
(Including Question and Answer Segment) by Daryl M. Manning,Esquire
3:15 – 3:30pm Concluding Remarks (including redistributing résumés and writing samples)
Caribbean Bar Association
CBA announces its annual scholarship. The scholarship will provide a 6-week Judicial Internship in South Florida and a stipend in the amount of $2,000.00. Applications are available in Career Services. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2013. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.
Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at email@example.com.
Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.