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
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
email@example.com 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.
National Bar Association:
http://nationalbar.org/ABA Commission on Disability Rights: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/disabilityrights/resources/lawstudents/ABA Pipeline Diversity Directory:
http://apps.americanbar.org/abanet/op/pipelndir/search.cfmABA Law Student Division Diversity Activities:
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/initiatives_awards/diversity.htmlWolverine Bar Association:
http://wolverinebar.orgNational LGBT Bar Association:
http://lgbtbar.orgMinority Corporate Counsel Association:
http://www.mcca.com/National Association of Women Lawyers:
http://www.nawl.orgNational Asian Pacific American Bar Association:
http://www.napaba.orgNational Black Law Students Association:
http://nblsa.orgHispanic National Bar Association:
http://www.hnba.com/National Native American Bar Association:
http://www.nativeamericanbar.orgChaldean American Bar Association:
http://chaldeanbar.comNALP Member Diversity Initiatives:
http://www.nalp.org/memberdiversityinitiativesLeadership Council on Legal Diversity:
http://www.lcldnet.org/1L LCLD Scholars: http://www.lcldnet.org/programs/1l-scholars/ Legal Aid Society's Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholarship:
http://www.laslou.org/lasfiles/Carl%20Wedekind%20Diversity%20Scholar.pdfUdall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship:
http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Internship.aspxThe Courts: An Excellent Place for Attorneys of Color to Launch Their Careershttp://www.nalp.org/thecourts
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