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Diversity Clerkship Program

DCP Virtual Celebration participants

The 2020 Diversity Clerkship Program participants.

The State Bar’s Diversity Clerkship Program is a 10 week​ paid summer employment opportunity where first-year Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School students with diverse backgrounds are matched with a wide array of employers from private law firms, corporate legal departments and governmental agencies. Student clerks gain practical legal experience, and participating employers obtain valuable legal support.


First-year Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School students with diverse backgrounds who are in good standing may apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a record of academic achievement.

Important Dates for the 2022 Diversity Clerkship Program

Late October, 2021 - Marquette Law School Information Session.

Late October, 2021 - UW-Madison Law School Information Session.

Jan. 14​, 2022 - Law Student Application deadline.

Jan. 20, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with U.W. students – 5:30 to 8 p.m.​

Jan. 21, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with Marquette students – Noon to 3:30 p.m.

​Feb. 8, 2022 - Deadline for student to commit to program.

Feb. 17, 2022 - Virtual employer interviews for Milwaukee-based employers.

Feb. 22, 2022 - Virtual employer interviews for Madison-based employers.

March 4, 2022 - Assignments sent to students and employers.

July 21, 2022​ - Diversity Clerkship Program Reception. Watch the 2021 virtual reception!

Thank you, 2021 Employers for Diversity Clerkship Program!

  • Alliant Energy
  • Bell Moore & Richter SC
  • Boardman & Clark
  • CapSpecialty
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Dewitt, LLP
  • Fiserv Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs - Madison and Milwaukee offices
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC
  • Hawks Quindel
  • Kowalski Family Law
  • The Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Madison City Attorney's Office
  • Milwaukee City Attorney's Office
  • Molson Coors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rathje Woodward
  • Regal Beloit Corporation
  • Stafford and Rosenbaum
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Wisconsin Department Safety and Professional Services - Division of Legal Services
  • Zendesk

Learn More About Past Diversity Clerkship Programs​

For more information about the program, please contact Jacque Evans, State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity & Inclusion Specialist​, at (608) 250-6083 or via email.

Student Application Information

Employer Information​​

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