December 8, 2006
Wanted: employers for 2007 Minority Clerkship program
Although you would never know it by stepping outside today, summer is right around the corner and now is the time to secure your summer clerks through the 2007 Minority Clerkship program.
Established in 1987, the Columbus Bar's Minority Clerkship program was designed to assist minority students in their quest for equal access to meaningful summer clerkships and will celebrate the twentieth anniversary in 2007. By working closely with the law schools and local employers, the program has enjoyed continued growth, with over five hundred law students benefiting from the insights gained during their summer clerkship experience.
Law students who are members of a racial minority and who have completed the first year of law school at Capital University School of Law or The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law are eligible to participate in the program. The application process includes some traditional paperwork; an interview with a selection panel of committee members and other volunteers; and writing exam graded by a law professor. Interview scores and writing scores are the criteria used when selecting participants for the program.
Central Ohio law firms of all sizes, as well as corporate and public sector entities, are eligible to participate in the program. Here's what some employers had to say about their experience with the Columbus Bar's program:
"It is a good, worthwhile program that has benefited both the students and our organization."
"It is wonderful exposure for the students and the attorneys and judges."
"…an important service the Columbus Bar provides to the students and the legal community. My firm is proud to be involved…."
To participate in the program or to obtain additional information, please contact Annette Hudson-Clay at 614/221.4112 by January 1, 2007.