MSBA 1L Minority
The 1L Minority Clerkship Program is now being administered by the Hennepin County Bar Association. For more information, please visit http://www.hcba.org/?page=1LClerkship or contact Jim Skoog at 612-752-6615 or email@example.com .
The Minnesota Minority Clerkship Program (MMCP) is in its eighth year since implementation. The program was conceived and is administered by the MSBA Diversity Committee with the purpose of fostering diversity within the Minnesota legal community.
The program is designed to match selected 1L students-of-color with participating Minnesota legal employers for a summer clerkship opportunity. The clerkship program gives employers and students a unique opportunity to establish contacts, obtain “real world” experience and promote diversity in the legal profession.
Here is how it works
Each 1L law student who provides a complete application and who self-identifies as a minority under the EEOC definition of minority will be interviewed by members of the Diversity Committee and other volunteer attorneys. A limited number of students (based on the number of participating employers) will be chosen for a second round of interviews. Those students chosen for the second round of interviews are guaranteed summer employment. However, they will still need to interview with all the participating employers during a day-long interview process. The employers and students will then rank their choices from first to last. The MMCP chair will then generate a blind match of employer and students, which will determine the employment matches for the clerkship program.