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Diversity Resources

The Office of Career Planning is committed to identifying and promoting career opportunities for students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the legal community.

To find an updating listing for the dozens of local/state and national bar association diversity programs, writing competitions, job fairs and employer diversity programs that are available to Michigan Law students, please check the listings in Symplicity.

Diversity opportunities can be easily found as a sub-tab within the MLS Job Bulletin > Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship.

To view archived diversity opportunities, go to the "Expired Jobs" tab within the "MLS Job Bulletin."  Choose "More Filters" then set "Position type = Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship" and click on "Search."

Click to view our Google sheet of Diversity Opportunities for 2019

Click to view our Google sheet of 1L IP/Patent Firm Opportunities for 2019

If you have any questions navigating Symplicity or identifying where these opportunities are listed, please email or visit the Office of Career Planning during walk-in hours.  If you are a first-year law student, be sure to review the Advice from Recent 2Ls regarding Diversity Resources.

Additional resources 

National Bar Association:
ABA Commission on Disability Rights:
ABA Pipeline Diversity Directory:
ABA Law Student Division Diversity Activities:
Wolverine Bar Association:
National LGBT Bar Association:
Minority Corporate Counsel Association:
National Association of Women Lawyers:
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association:
National Black Law Students Association:
Hispanic National Bar Association:
National Native American Bar Association:
Chaldean American Bar Association:
NALP Member Diversity Initiatives:
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity:
1L LCLD Scholars: 
Legal Aid Society's Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholarship:
Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship:
The Courts:  An Excellent Place for Attorneys of Color to Launch Their Careers