July 10, 2012

Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

Reminder: Citywide Diversity Reception Invitation at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

September 22, 2011

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program - Looking for Student Participants for Mentor Program

As Fall approaches, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice begins to think about the Ambassador Program, an informal and flexible mentoring program for local law students of color. The program kickoff will be from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on October 27, 2011 at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Students will have the opportunity to meet their mentors as well as other students that are participating in the program at this time.

We believe that this program allows for students to gain insight from attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments, which will be a valuable tool to help them succeed long term. The program runs from late October 2011 through May 2012. We had great involvement from all four law schools last year and hope to have continued success with students from each school again this year.


For more information, please contact Matt Buechner with the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice program

August 30, 2011

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the firm's annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program, which awards second-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for use during their third year of law school. Previous recipients of the scholarships have told us that the program not only defrays the cost of a law school education, but also signals the importance of diversity to the firm and is a strong indicator of Latham's open-minded and forward-thinking culture. This year, we are pleased to expand the Diversity Scholars Program from four to six scholarship recipients.

Started in 2005, the Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms and intend to practice law in the United States. The quality and quantity of applicants over the past six years have been overwhelming, and the success of the program reaffirms and strengthens our commitment to innovative initiatives that support and sustain greater diversity in the legal profession. The Diversity Scholars Program is among a range of ongoing activities that enhance the firm's efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include motivation for pursuing a legal career, academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives. Candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by October 14, 2011. Recipients will be announced in the Spring of 2012. The process is open to all second-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools, and the scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham.

Application forms and more information on the program can be found by clicking here.

August 19, 2011

NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Enters Fourth Year

NALP and Street Law, Inc. are preparing to send attorneys, legal professionals, and law students "back to school" for the fourth year of the NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. The project is designed to teach students about the law and legal careers, encourage them to pursue legal careers, and offer support in that pursuit. Volunteers from law firms and law schools teach students about substantive areas of the law and then host a one-day conference at the firm. NALP and Street Law, Inc. provide training, lesson plans, program support, and feedback throughout the school year. To learn more about this project see the 2011-2012 Prospectus and the 2010-2011 Progress Report. The NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program has space for additional law firms during the 2011-2012 academic year. For more information on how you can become involved in this innovative pipeline project, contact Millie Bond at

July 9, 2010

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with top 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year's conference and job fair includes around 30 employers and upwards of 150 law students.

Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.

The conference is co-sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and the Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms ("TCC").

The 2010 MMRC will be held August 13, 2010. Student bidding is now open until Friday, July 23rd at 9:00 p.m.

2010 MMRC flier (pdf)

The conference organizers are commited to a policy against discrimination in employment based upon age, sex, race, religious belief, handicap, veteran status, sexual orientation or national origin.

May 29, 2010

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

The Hispanic National Bar Association ("HNBA") will host its 2010 Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN from September 8-11, 2010. As part of the Convention, the HNBA will once again host the largest Latino career fair in the country, providing law students with an opportunity to meet, interview and network with private, government and public interest employers from across the country. The Career Fair will be on Friday, September 10, 2010, at the Hilton Minneapolis.

The early bird registration fee is $175 and the early bird registration deadline is Saturday, July 31, 2010. The regular registration fee is $200 and the deadline is August 6, 2010. Students can attend the entire Convention or just the Career Fair; registration for the Career Fair gives law students access to all Convention activities.

Career Fair Logistics: Employers will have the opportunity to preselect 70% of interviewees and 30% will be assigned by the HNBA to make the interview experience available to all job seekers that register for the Career Fair. Every year, certain employers choose to collect materials through a resume collect, rather than participating in the interview program itself. Please continue to visit the HNBA website for more information as it becomes available.

Please read the following registration instructions closely and make sure to follow the steps in Items 1-4:

1. Register through the Hispanic National Bar Association website:
2. Register for an account on the HNBA's Symplicity site:
3. The registrations through the HNBA website and Symplicity described in Items 1 and 2 above must be received by August 6, 2010
4. Apply to target employers from August 9-13, 2010

To obtain more information on the Career Fair, including past employer participants and discounted hotel rates in Minneapolis, please visit

Thanks to our friends at U of Miami for sharing their post.


February 26, 2010

International Women's Day Celebration

Inspire. Act. Change!

The Advocates for Human Rights and the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota present The 15th Annual International Women's Day Celebration.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coffman Union, University of Minnesota

Free and open to the public

Keynote speaker Leymah Gbowee, workshops, film, performances, visual arts, arts and crafts vendors, and information tables from over 65 co-sponsoring organizations.

For more information, click here.


August 24, 2009

Minnesota Minority Bar Associations

Step 1: Visit the Minnesota State Bar Association for links to the below associations.

Hispanic National Bar Association
Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Minnesota Black Women Lawyers Network
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (National)

Step 2:
Get involved.

February 18, 2009

LGBT National Career Fair and Legal Education Conference

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association is a national organization of LGBT judges, lawyers, law students and other legal professionals committed to promoting diversity within the legal profession. Each year, the LGBT Bar hosts the only national career fair and legal education conference. Last year, the career fair featured 169 recruiters and over 590 students from across the country.

WHEN: September 10-12, 2009
WHERE: Brooklyn, NY

*For more information visit

Thank you to our friends at Barry University School of Law Career Services .