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 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.

 

 

2017 APPLICATION PROCESS

 

The Boston Lawyers Group announces its 2017 1L Diversity Clerkship Program for first-year law students of color.  BLG member organizations are offering five week split clerkships or a full ten week clerkship to first year law students of color from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The number of clerkships is determined by the number of placements made available at BLG member organizations.  Employers will determine the start dates of their placements, which typically fall in late May or early June.

 

Applicants will also have the opportunity to meet Employers at the BLG’s Meet & Greet Kick-Off Reception on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at DLA Piper LLP in Boston. All Applicants are highly encouraged to attend the networking cocktail event.

 

 

The interested applicant must:

 

•  Be a first-year law student at a nationally accredited law school
•  Demonstrate a connection to Boston and,
•  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.

Please click here to register for an account.

 

 

 

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

 

  1. Applicant’s resume
  2. A copy of Applicant’s undergraduate and first semester law school unofficial transcripts
  3. 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 within Boston’s legal community
  4. Completed 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.

 

 

For additional information, please check out the 2017 1L Diversity Clerkship Student FAQs

 

 

**THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 3, 2017.**