Diversity Opportunities – December 2017

Throughout the year, the Career and Professional Development Center receives various types of diversity opportunities for law students.  Many are posted online in ALBANYLAW LINK, and others are shared via this monthly announcement which is sent to all students.  Invitations to Attend Upcoming Employer-Sponsored Diversity Reception Events!

Please work with your assigned career counselor if you have questions regarding these or any other diversity opportunities you wish to apply for.
Good luck with finals!


Hodgson Russ LLP – Buffalo, NY 1L Student Reception

December 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hodgson Russ LLP, The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 Please RSVP via email by 12/18/17 to Shannon Scott @ sscott@hodgsonruss.com.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP – Rochester, NY 1L Holiday Lunch Invitation Contact Cristy Gordon, Legal Recruiter @ cgordon@hselaw.com to arrange to have lunch at the firm over winter break at their Rochester, NY office. Seattle-Wide Diversity Reception – Seattle, WA Participating Firms: Cairncross & Hempelmann, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Fenwick & West LLP, Foster Pepper PLLC, Garvey Schubert Barer, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S., K&L Gates LLP, Lane Powell PC, McKinley Irvin, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Perkins Coie LLP, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and Stoel Rives LLP. (Sponsored by Seattle-SALRA.org)

January 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Foster Pepper PLLC, 1111 3rd Avenue, Suite 3000, Seattle, WA 98101

Please RSVP via email to Bethany Brown @ bethany.brown@foster.com. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – Portland, OR Meet DWT!

January 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1300 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2400, Portland, OR 97201 Please RSVP via email by 12/29/17 to Kirsten Reisdorf, Recruiting Assistant @ kirstenreisdorf@dwt.com.

AlbanyLaw Link To review more details regarding the opportunities listed below, please log into your AlbanyLaw Link account and select the “JOBS (Non-OCR)” tab. Next, click on “Advanced Search” and scroll down to find the “Position Type” field. Click on “Diversity Opportunities” and select “Search” to find all of the opportunities with this designation. You can also search for the following opportunities by entering the Job ID # in the search field at the top of the page. Review each posting carefully for eligibility, required materials, application process and due dates. Note: Some national career fairs and/or events may require a fee to register or to attend.     See Current Diversity Opportunities:  

Diversity Internships, Opportunities, Scholarships, Events and Career Fairs


Employer/Organization Location


Summer Fellowship Program 2018 (check each fellowship posting for class year and eligibility)

22287 Seyfarth Shaw LLP (various locations) TBD

Summer 2018 Law Student Internship (1L & 2L)

22661 Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) 1Ls: after 12/1/17; 2Ls: after 7/28/17

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Summer 2018 Judicial Internship Program (1L and 2L)

23204 Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program SCS JIP (New York, NY) Early: 12/29/17 Final: 2/2/18
2018 Diversity Scholarship Program (1L) 23279

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP (Rochester, NY)

2018 Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship and Paid 1L Summer Internship (1L) 23041

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (Rochester, NY)

Summer 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (1L & 2L) 23080

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation – Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

1L Diversity Scholarship Program (1L) 23258

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (New York, NY)

The DAPP Direct 1L Job Fair March 1 – 2, 2018 (selected students will be invited to attend the job fair in Chicago, Illinois) 23281

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP)

2018 Dr. M. L. “Hank” Henry, Jr. Judicial Fellowship Program (LGBT rights) (1L & 2L) 23287

Dr. M. L. “Hank” Henry Jr. Fund for Judicial Fellowships

2018 Hinckley Allen Scholarship Program (1L) 23286

Hinckley Allen (Boston, MA)

2018 Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law 23312

The Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association


2018 Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship Award (1L and 2L)

22444 Paul Hastings (location not specified) 1Ls: Feb. 1st;

2Ls: Sept. 1st

Summer 2018 Law Student Internship (1L & 2L) (diverse students are encouraged to apply)

22661 Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) 3/31/18