Career Resources for SALSA Members
Please check this page regularly because the following is a growing list of resources and scholarship opportunities for diverse law students, such as SALSA members.
NALP: Diversity Fellowships
NALP's Employment Diversity Committee has gathered a frequently updated list of information regarding diversity programs, initiatives and events for 1Ls and 2Ls. You may also use information about a previous year's program to inquire into whether a current program exists.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
LCLD focuses on increasing diversity in the legal profession, and does so through initiatives such as the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program and the 1L LCLD Scholars Program.
While it is still early for many firms to post about their upcoming 1L summer programs, the following firms have had 1L diversity positions in the past (but please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive list):
- Perkins Coie
- Davis Wright Tremaine
- Graham & Dunn
- Stoel Rives
- Munger, Tolles & Olson
- Choate Hall & Stewart
- Fish & Richardson
- Skadden, Arps
- Reed Smith
- Morrison & Foerster
Similarly, 1L diversity clerkships may also be available. The following organizations previously hosted clerkship positions open to diverse students:
- The Boston Lawyers Group
- Altria Group, Inc. and Hunton & Williams
- Minnesota Legal Diversity
- The Managing Partners Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar's Diversity & Inclusion Committee
- Monroe County Bar Association
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
Organizations and law firms frequently reach out to SALSA personally to invite our members to apply to their upcoming programs. This list will be updated throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.
- The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), based in Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for several positions that may be of interest to your members considering careers in environmental law and policy.
- Public Interest Law Fellowship. Each year, ELI hires one or more recent law school graduates to work closely with the Institute's attorneys and other professionals to advance environmental protection through the effective use of law and policy. Successful candidates will have a strong academic background, superior legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in environmental issues. Applications for the 2014-15 fellowship will be accepted through October 31, 2013.
- Law Clerkships. ELI offers clerkship positions for law students during the summer as well as spring and fall semesters. Law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international research projects spanning the Institute's full range of program areas. The position involves conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. Acceptance for the spring and summer is rolling.
- For more information about any of these positions, or to apply, please visit: http://www.eli.org/About/employment.cfm
- The ACLU has also forwarded a host of opportunities for 2014 to UChicago's SALSA:
- Racial Justice Program:
- Criminal Law Reform Project:
- Women’s Rights Project:
- Center for Democracy (National Security Project; Human Rights Program; Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project):
- Immigrants’ Rights Project:
- Reproductive Freedom Project:
- Disability Rights:
- LGBT and AIDS Project:
- Washington Legislative Office:
- National Prison Project:
- Voting Rights Project:
- Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief:
If you have any questions, please reach out to any member of SALSA's executive board.