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Diversity Fellowship Program – A Joint Effort of ACC-SD and the SDCBA

January 21, 2015

Interested in a great opportunity?

San Diego County Bar Association & Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Website:

1. Statement of Purpose

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) and Association of Corporate Counsel-San Diego (ACC-SD) Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP) is designed for law students that are: (1) First year OR part-time second year; (2) Diverse (that includes a wide range of applicants and fellows); (3) Enrolled in an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school; and (4) In good academic standing.

The Joint ACC-SDCBA Program provides an opportunity for diverse, first-year law students to learn and develop skills that are necessary to be successful in law firm and corporate legal department environments and exposes law firms and corporate legal departments to qualified individuals who might not otherwise have come to their attention. The Program is modeled after similar programs in Sacramento, Puget Sound/Seattle, Cleveland, St. Louis, Columbus, Atlanta, and the Bay Area.

2. Objectives

To DFP Program objectives are to increase diversity in law firm and corporate legal departments, to assist law student career growth, and to create and encourage positive business and legal relationships within the community.

3. Employer Information

The duration of the program is eight (8) to ten (10) weeks or consistent with the employer’s summer internship program. The details of the program are available online (see website above). Each participating employer is requested to compensate Fellows at a rate equivalent to $20 per hour and pay a small administrative fee.  Each participating employer will be responsible for complying with all applicable federal and state wage and hour and employment laws.

The DFP Director and Committee have created an oversight structure and program timeline that includes receptions, networking events, and educational programs where attendance is mandatory for the students.

If interested, please contact: Jeremy M. Evans, DFP Director, San Diego County Bar Association or (619) 321-4114.