December 16, 2008
WANTED: Employers for 2009 Minority Clerkship Program
While the chill of winter, football, and forecasts for light snow don’t conjure up thoughts of lazy summer days, now really is the time to secure your clerks through the 2009 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. By working closely with the law schools and local employers, the program has enjoyed continued growth, with nearly 500 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 or OSU Moritz 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 a writing exam graded by a law professor. Interviews and writing scores are the criteria for 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 of our employers had to say about their experience with the 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 CBA provides to the students and the legal community. My firm is proud to be involved….”
To participate in the program or to obtain information, contact Annette Hudson-Clay at 221-4112.