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There are a variety of legal employment opportunities available for diverse students.  Below is a sample of some of these opportunites. Please contact a career services counselor to discuss options.

  • Columbus Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program
    The Columbus Bar Association’s Minority Clerkship Program (MCP) was established in 1987, and is a collaboration of the Columbus Bar, the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University, and the Capital University Law School. The program’s immediate goal is to provide legal experience and education for African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American law students through summer placement at local law firms, government and corporate offices. A secondary goal is to increase and integrate attorneys of color into the Columbus legal community.
    Contact Info: Annette Hudson-Clay, annette@cbalaw.org
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  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP: Diversity Scholarship Program
    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP will offer a summer associate position and up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to law students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in the legal profession or individuals who contribute meaningfully to diversity in their communities. The applicant must be a first or second-year law student with a record of academic or professional achievement and must display leadership qualities through past work experience, community involvement or student activities. Applicants may not be a recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
    Contact:
    Jennifer L. Stark, Manager of Legal Recruiting; dinsmore.legalrecruiting@dinslaw.com
    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Diversity Scholars Program
    This program awards at least two students annually with a salaried summer associate position and a $50,000 scholarship. ($15,000 will be distributed during the students’ third year of law school, and a payment of the additional $35,000 will be awarded contingent upon receipt and acceptance of an offer of permanent employment.)
    Website: http://www.milbank.com/en/Diversity
  • McDermott Minority Scholarship
    McDermott will award a $15,000 scholarship and a position in a McDermott Summer Program to two second-year minority law students from ABA-accredited law schools. 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.
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  • Morrison & Foerster’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
    Morrison & Foerster will be awarding up to five $15,000 fellowships to highly motivated first -year law students who are members of a historically underrepresented group noted further below. Fellowship recipients will receive a paid position as a summer associate in a U.S. office following their first year of law school with a guaranteed position as second year summer associate assuming satisfactory performance. 
    Contact:
    Ashley Von Glahn; diversityfellowship@mofo.com
  • Paul D. White Scholarship Program
    The Cleveland office of Baker Hostetler is offering the Paul D. White Scholarship to a qualified 1L minority student. The scholarship award includes a paid summer associate clerkship and $7,500 cash award.
  • Procter & Gamble Company, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP: Diversity Scholarship Program
    The Procter & Gamble Company and Dinsmore & Shohl LLP will offer a six-week summer clerkship in the legal department of The Procter & Gamble Company’s worldwide headquarters in Cincinnati and six weeks at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Cincinnati office, as well as mentorships and a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants must be members of groups traditionally under-represented in the legal profession or individuals who contribute meaningfully to diversity in their communities, be a first or second-year law student, and have a record of academic or professional achievement and leadership experience.
    Contact: Jennifer L. Stark, Manager of Legal Recruiting; dinsmore.legalrecruiting@dinslaw.com
  • Bricker & Eckler Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship
    Established to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence. Minority students in their first year of legal studies at any of the State of Ohio law schools are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2012.
    Contact: Patricia M. Lach, plach@bricker.com
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