Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program(through the Monroe County Bar Association)
~Paid, Summer 2014 Positions in Rochester, NY~
The Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the MCBA (through its Diversity Committee), the Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA), and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA). This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified first-year law students (Class of 2016) from historically under-represented groups within the legal profession, including racial and ethnic minorities, to work in paid positions with Rochester area law firms and other legal employers.
The sponsoring bars and participating employers believe that a diverse work force provides better service to clients and a better work environment for attorneys and staff. These organizations are committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting attorneys who contribute to the overall diversity of the legal community in Rochester. The purpose of the Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is to provide Rochester-based work experience to law students of diverse backgrounds, with the long-term goal of increasing the diversity of the legal community.
The clerkship typically lasts eight to ten weeks and the participating organizations pay their standard 1L rate.
96 students have gained valuable experience and many have returned as 2Ls as well as upon graduation.
The application and additional information can be found here.
Note: a full job posting is available on the Albany Law School CSM under the “Job Postings” tab. Deadline: 5:00pm on February 3, 2014.