JTB-APO Resources

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Chapman and Cutler LLP

At Chapman, we want future generations to have opportunities to become lawyers or law business professionals, so we actively work to mitigate some of the barriers to entry to the legal profession. We provide scholarships and paid internships that encourage high school students, college students, and recent graduates to pursue a legal career.

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (SCSJIP) seeks to cultivate and develop future leaders by placing high school, college and law school students from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds in judicial internships in state and federal courts in the NYC area.

Career Girls

CareerGirls.org is a comprehensive video-based career exploration tool for girls. It’s free to use, and, as important, it’s free of ads. We have the largest online collection of career guidance videos focusing exclusively on diverse and accomplished women — over 130 of whom are in STEM fields — and we add to it weekly.

The Career Girls collection includes over 11,000 video clips featuring more than 600 women role models who work in hundreds of wide-ranging careers from the United States and around the world. Career Girls places an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. However, our role models work in careers that represent all of the major Career Clusters.

CLEO

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) is a national organization that was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.

Expanding Horizons Internship

Since 1995, Expanding Horizons Internships (EHI) has provided first-generation, college-bound high school students in the Los Angeles area with an intensive experience of skill development and personal growth that prepares them for college, career, and civic life. The EHI program begins with interactive seminars in the spring and concludes with a paid summer internship at a prestigious law firm, corporation, government agency, or non-profit organization.

UNDERGRAD AND LAW SCHOOL

The Impact Project, Inc.

This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aims to inspire and guide our youth as they walk through some of the most challenging years of their lives. Our mission statement: To impact the lives of youth in underserved communities by providing resources, mentorship, and guidance. Working to help youth realize and understand their potential by providing different and unique blueprints of how to reach success from individuals who come from similar circumstances. As a pillar of the mission, we work with 1L and first generation law students. To do so, the organization has been hosting Success Sessions, which are free, bi-weekly Zoom meetings

U.S. District Court Internship: Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

The United States District Court of Northern Illinois is seeking up to two student interns. Students may be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Application is open until the position(s) is filled.

Law Clerks for Diversity

Law Clerks for Diversity provides advice, mentorship, and other resources designed to help diverse applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups navigate the elusive clerkship hiring process. The goal is to create a pipeline to ultimately increase the diversity of law clerks in the federal judiciary, which will have the downstream effect of increasing diversity in other aspects of the legal profession.

4 Legal Leads

4 Legal Leads’ online team has created a resource guide for minority students in law school. Our guide covers various topics for minorities in law such as financial resources for minority students, challenges they may face, starting a law firm, and professional organizations in the legal field.

ABA for Law Students

The American Bar Association is the voice of the legal community, offering career-building opportunities, advocating for the profession, and promoting the rule of law world-wide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA members get access to benefits, perks, and discounts you can’t get anywhere else. Membership is free with premium subscription options.

BARBRI

BARBRI has prep courses to fit all types of law students and legal professionals. For those with or without a J.D. from a U.S. law school striving to pass a U.S. bar exam. For candidates seeking qualification as a Solicitor in England and Wales through the SQE or QLTS. For those who want to get licensed or dual-licensed as soon as possible. Or, for those who need more flexibility. Whatever your needs, wherever you’re studying in the world, BARBRI gives you the best, most proven legal examination prep available.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Prelaw Scholars Program & Scholarship

Barnes & Thornburg LLP offers a Prelaw Scholars Program (PSP) in the spring and scholarship opportunities in the winter. The PSP application closes April 30, 2021. Students who are interested in law school apply to be a Prelaw Scholar. We cover the cost of taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the LSAT prep course.  After you have successfully taken the LSAT, we help you offset the cost of your applications to law schools by providing funds for a credential assembly service to help you gather, organize, and present application materials. The program also provides attorney mentors to help guide you through law school.

Legal Education Access Pipeline (LEAP)

The mission of LEAP is to diversify the legal profession by preparing underrepresented students to become successful law school applicants, lawyers, and agents of social change. LEAP offers a fellowship program involving mentorship, skill development, LSAT preparation and social justice programming.

Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc.

Our mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession by maintaining its “tradition of excellence” through its supplemental bar process management and pipeline programs. Our flagship program is the Bar Process Management Program. Our Program is offered twice a year, January and May/June, in preparation for the Uniform Bar Exams conducted in February and July, respectively. Each Program session lasts approximately six weeks and consists of small group meetings and large group lectures.

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Honorable Arlander Keys Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Honorable Arlander Keys Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. Law students enrolled in a Juris Doctorate program at an ABA-accredited HBCU law school in the United States at the time of filing the application are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Hon. Arlander Keys Scholarship.

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2021 are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

Chapman and Cutler LLP

At Chapman, we want future generations to have opportunities to become lawyers or law business professionals, so we actively work to mitigate some of the barriers to entry to the legal profession. We provide scholarships and paid internships that encourage high school students, college students, and recent graduates to pursue a legal career.

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (SCSJIP) seeks to cultivate and develop future leaders by placing high school, college and law school students from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds in judicial internships in state and federal courts in the NYC area.

AccessLex Institute

AccessLex Institute® fosters broad-based access to quality legal education for talented, purpose-driven students and works to maximize the value and affordability of a law degree through policy advocacy, research and student-focused initiatives.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Marshall-Motley Scholars Program

Named in honor of the legendary civil rights attorney and LDF founder Thurgood Marshall, and iconic civil rights litigator Constance Baker Motley, the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is a groundbreaking commitment to endow the South with the next generation of civil rights lawyers trained to provide legal advocacy of unparalleled excellence.  The MMSP will support and develop the next wave of civil rights lawyers in the South, where the majority of Black Americans live. Over the next five years, we will invest in the establishment of a corps of 50 civil rights attorneys equipped and prepared to advocate on behalf of Black communities in the South seeking racial justice and equity.

CLEO

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) is a national organization that was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.

Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program

The Will County Bar Association in collaboration with the Black Bar Association of Will County, Latino Bar Association of Will County, Will County Women’s Bar Association and Spesia & Taylor Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce applications are currently being accepted for the Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship Program. The purpose of this Program is to encourage diversity within the Will County legal community by awarding a scholarship to an incoming first year Black or Latino Law Student. The recipient will be eligible to receive up to $46,000 to help repay outstanding legal education debt in return for practicing law in Will County, Illinois upon graduation. The deadline for applying is May 31, 2021.

Khan Academy LSAT Test Prep

Khan Academy has free online LSAT prep with strategies, lessons, and examples to help you be prepared on test day.

National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesTop 10 Reasons to Be a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk/Extern/Intern

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is an association of the Bankruptcy Judges of the United States which has several purposes: to provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, to promote cooperation among the Bankruptcy Judges, to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the Bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the Bankruptcy Courts of the United States.

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students

The Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students at St. John’s University offers weekend and summer bootcamps for LSAT prep.

Stanford Law Scholars Institute

Stanford Law School’s SLSI is a leadership and pipeline program for college students from broadly diverse backgrounds and designed to address obstacles that underrepresented minority, first-generation, and low-income undergraduate students in particular might face to accessing legal education. All students are invited to apply.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L LCLD Scholars

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students.

Free Bar Prep Resources

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

*Please note that Maryland, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin do not use the MPRE as pre- or co-requisites to their state/territorial bar examinations.

Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

California State 

Minnesota

Illinois 

POST GRADUATE

Diversity in Practice

Diversity in Practice is a nonprofit association comprised of the leading Twin-Cities legal employers with the vision to create a vibrant and inclusive legal community and mission to strengthen the efforts of member organizations to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.

PA Office of General Counsel – Attorney Recruiting

The Office of General Counsel offers a wide range of employment opportunities to attorneys in all stages of their legal careers. From recent law school graduates to seasoned practitioners, we invite lawyers at any level of practice to join the OGC team and experience firsthand the rewards of working for Pennsylvania’s Law Firm.

SUPREME COURT FELLOWS PROGRAM

Information about the Supreme Court Fellows Program and the application are available on The Supreme Court Website.

JOB OPENINGS

Virginia Court of Appeals Seeks Judicial Law Clerks

Newly elected Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges, Judge-Elect Dominque A. Callins, Judge-Elect Doris Henderson Causey, Judge-Elect Vernida R. Chaney, and Judge Junius P. Fulton III, seek candidates for one or two-year judicial clerkships, beginning fall 2021 and fall 2022.

U.S. District Court: Western District of Texas

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to Magistrate Judge Miguel A. Torres. The law clerk’s primary responsibility is to assist the magistrate judge in actively managing the civil docket, ensuring that cases reach trial or settlement through efficient discovery and motion practice. The law clerk also supports the magistrate judge in their criminal duties by providing research and drafting on criminal law and procedure issues as they arise.

To qualify for the position of Term Law Clerk, an applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, have excellent academic credentials, possess superior legal research and writing skills, and be proficient in computer-assisted research.

U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is currently accepting applications for up to five Operations Specialists for the entry level (grade 23) up to and including the target grade (grade 26). This is an entry level position, with potential to advance within the Clerk’s Office. All positions are in the Clerk of Court office in Chicago, IL, and report directly to the Operations Supervisors. This position offers excellent opportunity for advancement, career growth and work life balance.

Please see the full position description for details on the work for each level.

American Constitution Society

ACS is the leading progressive legal organization in the country with more than 200 student and lawyer chapters across the nation. Here is more on our mission, vision, and values.

At ACS, we currently have 3 job openings for entry-level full time positions for college graduates (called Associates). Recent grads who have a potential interest in attending law school down the road are especially encouraged to apply, but the law school interest not a requirement.

The positions called “Associates” are slots open in the Communications, Programs and Policy and Administration departments. These are support positions in the different departments, and there is a need for applicants who are especially computer savvy and know, or can learn, different software we use (Salesforce, Zoom, Pardot etc) as well as the usual Word, Windows and Outlook suites. As some brief examples of these roles–the Communications Associate does some web page updating for us, the Programs and Policy Associate will assist with our many events (currently all online but someday in the future again) and the Administration department handles finance as well as some general organizational support.

Here is the link to the Associates job posting.

We also have other job postings available here. One is for a Human Resources Manager, another is for a Director of Strategic Engagement and we are also looking for an Associate Director of Foundation Relations to do grant writing in addition to other duties. Job descriptions are at the link and we are eager for candidates for these openings as well.