Category Archives: Summer Associates

Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program

The Palm Beach County Bar Association

Diversity Internship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a 1L or 2L diverse law student attending a law school in Florida.
  • Criteria: Top 50% of class, involvement and leadership in law school              organizations, law school awards and honors, & community service
  • Internship Information: (1) Work hours set by student & employer (2) Work hours are up to 40 hours per week (3) Pay rate – Firms $10.00-$15.00 per hour & Government $2,000.00 stipend (4) Program Length- June 1, 2012- August 10, 2012
  • Commitment: Applicants must be committed to participate and attend work on a regular basis. All positions are in the Palm Beach County area.

Please email Amber Williams at if you have any questions or if you would like the application for the internship emailed to you.

Morgan Lewis Summer Associate Program


Summer Associates

Position Description:
Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with more than 1,300 attorneys, seeks highly motivated second year law students for its 2012 Summer Associate Program.  Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, writing, and analytical skills.  We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

Practice Description:
Office by office, our summer associates are given the opportunity to work on matters that would typically be assigned to first-year associates. Although work assignments vary among practice groups and offices, we rely on our summer associates to help complete actual client work, while ensuring that they participate in a generous mix of training opportunities, with a focus on presentation, oral argument, legal writing, and practice-specific skills.

Our unique PICS program allows law students to spend real time at a public interest or community service organization.

To apply: Please submit your resume, law school transcripts and writing sample using the online application system link below.

Please note: All candidates should submit their applications online to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V.

Apply for a summer associate position

East Bay Community Law Center: Summer 2012 Internships

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking full-time law student interns for its 2012 summer program. EBCLC is the community-based clinic for Berkeley Law School (University of California, Boalt Hall) during the academic year, and provides free civil legal services to low-income clients of Alameda County, California. During our summer session, EBCLC welcomes students from all law schools.

Students handle their own cases under the day-to-day supervision of staff attorneys in one of the following practice areas:

  • Clean Slate: Criminal Justice & Community Reentry (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
  • Green Collar Communities Clinic: GC3 (community economic development)
  • Health: Elev8 Public School-based Legal Services Project (multidisciplinary)
  • Health: HIV/AIDS Project and Medical-Legal Partnership (multidisciplinary)
  • Housing & Eviction Defense (litigation)
  • Immigration (administrative with some litigation)
  • Neighborhood Justice Clinic (self-help services, litigation)
  • Welfare Law (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)

The summer program runs for ten weeks, from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, August 3, 2012.

No specific previous training or coursework is required; however, a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income, minority and underrepresented individuals and groups, and/or previous experience in one of our practice areas or in public interest law is highly desirable, as is second language ability in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Farsi. EBCLC staff will work with students to secure funding through fellowships from law schools and other public interest sources; however, we are unable to offer compensation for summer internship positions.

Interested law students should submit the following application materials electronically to

  • Resume
  • Short Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
  • Cover Letter (please describe your experience and interests in one page or less)
  • Practice Group Preference (please rank your top preferences and whether you would accept a placement in any practice group)
  • 3 References (please provide current email addresses and include at least one employment-related reference)

Applications are accepted and hiring decisions made on a rolling basis until available positions are filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  All completed applications will be acknowledged. February 29, 2011 is the current deadline for accepting applications.

For more information on the summer program, please visit

Sarasota County Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship

Sarasota County Bar Association

 Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship

Who can apply: 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls of under-represented minority backgrounds who have an interest in practicing in Sarasota County upon graduation

What: Summer employment in private law firm or governmental  agency within Sarasota and a scholarship of at least $5,000

Deadline: January 16, 2012

See Diversity Scholarship Application

Careers at McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Minority Scholarship

One of the greatest challenges facing law schools and law firms alike is the desire and need to improve diversity within our respective institutions and the legal industry generally.  McDermott Will & Emery has been committed to increasing the number of minority lawyers at our firm for years.  We are proud to once again rank among the top 5 firms nationally in number of Minority Partners, as reported in the May 2009 Minority Law Journal.

To further our efforts to recruit and retain more racial and ethnic minority lawyers, McDermott is pleased to announce the McDermott Minority Scholarship.  McDermott awards a $15,000 scholarship to two second-year minority law students from ABA-accredited law schools who have received and accepted a position in a McDermott Summer Program.  Students who meet McDermott’s hiring criteria and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a commitment to improving diversity in the legal community should consider applying. 

DEADLINE: December 31, 2011

Click here for the Scholarship application. 

Careers at McDermott Will & Emery.

The U.S. Department of Justice Wants You

In accordance with Executive Orders and other executive directives, DOJ is developing a national outreach strategy that will provide a detailed approach to promoting greater access to employment opportunities and improving the delivery of programs and services of importance to this Nation’s diverse communities including the African American, American Indian, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Disabled, Hispanic and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered communities.”

8 Tips for applying for positions with the D.O.J.

1.  Do your homework! Research the D.O.J. and the opportunities that are available. Find out the mission of D.O.J.

2.  Apply for a position if you have an interest, do not self-select yourself out of the position. If you apply for a position you may get an offer,  if you do not apply you will not get an offer.

3. Really think about why you want to work for the D.O.J. and convey that eloquently in your essay.

4.  Think about what makes you unique, obstacles you have overcome, your passion and convey those ideas in your essay.

5.  Highlight involvement with organizations and activities that involve certain affinity groups. Discuss why you joined the organization, events you participated in, and projects you led.

6. Make sure your answers to essay questions are relevant, and answer the questions posed.

7.  Convey an understanding of the D.O.J. in your essay, and discuss why D.O.J. should choose you.

8.  See a career counselor to assist you along the way and to review documents that you plan to submit. Minor mistakes can be omitted if you have a second pair of eyes reviewing your application materials.

Application period for Summer Law Intern Program & Attorney General’s Honor Program opens July 25, 2011.

Job Opportunites



The Diverse Scholars Program provides two $15,000 awards toward tuition for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school. The program is open to first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and community.

Summer associate positions in 2012 are available in: Chicago; Falls Church, VA; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; and Washington, D.C.

Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, a completed application, two personal statements, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a legal writing sample as part of the application process. Please contact Dana Levin, Director of Legal Recruiting, at for additional information.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application  

Application deadline is June 17, 2011.   

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2011. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.  

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley at or 205.328.0480.