1L Diversity Clerkship Program

1L Diversity Clerkship Program


BLG member organizations offer 5 or 10-week clerkships for rising 1Ls.  Selected students who have just completed their 1L year typically spend the summer working with a member law firm & government agency; split by clerking five weeks in the private sector and five weeks in the public sector.  The program now offers the option of a full 10-week law firm or corporate law office clerkship along with an attorney mentor for the duration of the clerkship.  Additionally, the clerks participate in BLG professional and social events designed to immerse the students in life as an attorney in the great city of Boston.






The interested applicant must:

•  Be a first-year law student at a nationally accredited law school
•  Demonstrate a connection to Boston
•  Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America


All applications MUST be submitted through the Symplicity application portal in order to qualify as a candidate for the program.


For your application submission to be considered complete, you must upload the following THREE documents in ONE PDF file:

  1. Applicant’s resume
  2. A brief statement explaining how the applicant will benefit from participating in the Clerkship, and what role the applicant will play in the BLG’s mission to advance diversity and inclusion within Boston’s legal community
  3. Completed 2021 Employment Option Form

PLEASE NOTE:  Our members’ criterion focuses on deserving diverse students and gives preference to students with racial and ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in the legal profession.  Competitive applicants should have strong ties to Boston and an interest in pursuing a career in law.  This criterion is in accordance with our mission to create a pipeline of talent enabling our members to identify, recruit, advance, and retain diverse attorneys in Boston’s legal community.