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DEI Fellowships & Clerkships

The Law Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to provide an exemplary 3L student the opportunity to serve as a leader for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the Law School.

Consistent with the Law School’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the Diversity Fellow will work with faculty, staff, and students to advance DEI initiatives that enhance the richness of our learning community and help to develop action points and benchmarks for fostering positive change. 

About the Fellowship

Fellowship Specifics

Under the guidance of the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Director of DEI, and in collaboration with the Faculty & Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Student Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, the Diversity Fellow’s duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing programs that support students' well-being in the context of DEI;
  • Helping to coordinate student affinity discussion groups and informal DEI learning opportunities;
  • Assisting with the coordination of the Bridge to Law Pipeline programs; and
  • Assisting with DEI communications.

In consultation with the Director of DEI, the Fellow will identify a signature DEI project for the year, to be completed before the end of the spring semester of the Fellow's 3L year.

Time Commitment This fellowship is a hybrid position that will require both in-person and remote work. The Diversity Fellow will work an average of 5 hours per week and meet bi-weekly with the Director for DEI. 
Compensation The Diversity Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,000 per semester.
Eligibility Applicants must be rising 3L students in the School of Law who will be enrolled in full-time coursework at the School of Law for their entire 3L year. Applicants working in other paid student employment positions may not exceed the maximum number of allowed student employment hours (20 hours) per week.

Application Process

The deadline for application submissions is April 15, 2023.

*Note: The statement, resume, and letter of reference are submitted online with the application. Please be sure to have them prepared when you begin the application.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit a personal statement.
    • This statement must express:
      • Your interest in the Diversity Fellowship;
      • How your identity, experience, and/or passion equip you to serve as a Diversity Fellow; and
      • How the Fellowship will contribute to your professional and career goals.
  3. Submit a current resume.
  4. Submit a letter of reference.

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