December 3, 2010
WANTED: Employers for 2011 Minority Clerkship Program
While the chill of winter, football games, and weather forecasts for light snow don’t conjure up thoughts of lazy summer days, now really is the time to secure your clerks through the 2011 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 over 600 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 OSU Moritz College of Law are eligible to participate in the program. The application process includes reference from a professor, some traditional paperwork, an interview with attorneys, and a writing exam graded by a law professor. Interview scores and writing scores are the primary 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. Last year’s employers included Bailey & Cavalieri, Baker & Hostetler, Bricker & Eckler, Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Chester Willcox & Saxbe, City Attorney's Office, Crabbe Brown & James, Dinsmore & Shohl, Franklin County Common Pleas, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, Hahn Loeser + Parks, Honda of America, Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor, Jones Day, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Maguire & Schneider, Nationwide - Office of Gen Counsel, Ohio Attorney General, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Reminger Co., Schottenstein Zox & Dunn, Thompson Hine, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner.
To participate in the program, contact Annette Hudson-Clay at 221.4112.