The Grand Rapids Bar Association's Clerkship Committee, in conjunction with the Floyd Skinner Bar Association (FSBA), is striving to increase the diversity of attorneys in the Grand Rapids area. The program is designed to offer minority law students an opportunity to participate in summer clerkship/associate programs with Grand Rapids law firms and other legal employers.
Law students who have completed their first and who have an interest in practicing in Grand Rapids are invited to apply for the program.
In order to apply for the Minority Clerkship Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
For more information on minority clerkships, contact Kim Coleman at 616-454-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application materials consist of the following:
* When emailing the application, a scanned copy of your law school transcript is acceptable if a hard copy is mailed in, as well.
Ethnic designations as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
Hispanic or Latino – a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race;
Black or African American – a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – a person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands;
Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam;
American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.