Empire Justice Center Diversity Clerkship Program
Rochester, New York
This program seeks to increase
diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified
second-year law students from historically under-represented groups, including
racial and ethnic minorities or those who grew up in low income households, to
work in a paid position with our organization. By providing a Rochester-based
work experience to law students of diverse backgrounds, we believe we are
moving toward the long-term goal of increasing diversity in the legal
Empire Justice Center strongly
believes that a diverse work force results in better service to clients and a
better work environment for attorneys and staff. We are committed to
recruiting, retaining and promoting attorneys who contribute to the overall
diversity of the legal community in Rochester.
The summer clerkship is
expected to run for no longer than ten weeks in total and will include a $6,650
ProgramSpecifics (subject to
1. Application: Eligible
second year law students are required to submit a formal application, current
resume, law school transcripts, a personal statement and the designated writing
sample on or before the submission deadline of Friday February 13, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Interview: Based on the
application materials submitted, qualified candidates will be invited to
Rochester for an interview conducted by members of the Diversity Clerkship
Hiring Committee and various staff attorneys of the organization, on Saturday
March 14, 2015.
Students must secure their
own transportation to Rochester for the interviews; however, students facing
challenges traveling to Rochester should contact Rebecah Corcoran for potential
assistance or to discuss alternatives.
3. Selection Process:
After the interviews, the Diversity Clerkship Hiring Committee will rank
students based on the following criteria (being an agent for social and
economic change, commitment to and interest in legal services, writing skills
and interview/interpersonal skills) and then will select the student who will
be offered the Clerkship, along with alternates.
4. Offers: The selected
student will be given three days to accept the initial offer. If the offer is
declined, the position will be extended to an alternate until the position is filled.
TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION ON
www.empirejustice.org, Your Career Placement
Office or Symplicity.